Lab Equipment & Instruments

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Chemistry Lab Example

Chemistry Lab
Chemistry Lab. Ryan McVay, Getty Images

This is a collection of lab equipment and scientific instruments.

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Glassware Is Important for a Lab

Glassware
Glassware. Andy Sotiriou/Getty Images
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Analytical Balance - Common Lab Instrument

This type of analytical balance is called a Mettler balance.
This type of analytical balance is called a Mettler balance. This is a digital balance used for measuring mass with 0.1 mg precision. US DEA
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Beakers in the Chemistry Lab

Beakers
Beakers. TRBfoto/Getty Images
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Centrifuge - Lab Equipment

A centrifuge is a piece of laboratory equipment which spins liquid samples to separate them.
A centrifuge is a motorized piece of laboratory equipment which spins liquid samples to separate their components. Centrifuges come in two main sizes, a tabletop version which is often called a microcentrifuge and a larger floor model. Magnus Manske
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Laptop Computer - Lab Equipment

ThinkPad
A computer is a valuable piece of modern laboratory equipment. Danny de Bruyne, stock.xchng
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Flask - Glassware Used for Medium Volumes

Flask
Flask. H Berends, stock.xchng
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Erlenmeyer Flasks in the Lab

Erlenmeyer Flasks
Erlenmeyer flasks of ink in soybean oil and a petroleum-derived oil. Keith Weller, USDA
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Erlenmeyer Flask - Common Lab Equipment

An Erlenmeyer flask is a type of laboratory flask with a conical base and cylindrical neck.
An Erlenmeyer flask is a type of laboratory flask with a conical base and cylindrical neck. The flask is named after its inventor, German chemist Emil Erlenmeyer, who made the first Erlenmeyer flask in 1861. Nuno Nogueira
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Florence Flask in the Lab

A Florence flask or boiling flask can withstand temperature changes.
A Florence flask or boiling flask is a round-bottom borosilicate glass container with thick walls, capable of withstanding temperature changes. Nick Koudis/Getty Images
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Fume Hood - Common Lab Equipment

A fume hood is a piece of laboratory equipment designed to limit exposure to dangerous fumes.
A fume hood or fume cupboard is a piece of laboratory equipment designed to limit exposure to dangerous fumes. The air inside the fume hood is either vented to the outside or else filtered and recirculated. Deglr6328, Wikipedia Commons
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Microwave Oven - Lab Equipment

Microwave Oven
A microwave oven is used to melt or heat many chemicals. Ronnie Bergeron, morguefile.com
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Paper Chromatography - Example of Lab Technique

Paper Chromatography
Paper Chromatography. Theresa Knott, GNU Free Documentation License
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Petri Dishes - Used for Samples

These petri dishes illustrate the sterilization effects of ionizing air on Salmonella growth.
These petri dishes illustrate the sterilization effects of ionizing air on the growth of Salmonella bacteria. Ken Hammond, USDA-ARS
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Petri Dishes in a Scientific Lab

Kyra Williams with petri dishes and a dissecting microscope.
Kyra Williams with petri dishes and a dissecting microscope. Scott Bauer, USDA
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Pipet or Pipette for Measuring Small Volumes

Pipets are used to measure and transfer small volumes.
Pipets (pipettes) are used to measure and transfer small volumes. There are many different types of pipets. Examples of pipet types include disposable, resuable, autoclavable, and manual. Andy Sotiriou/Getty Images
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Graduated Cylinder - Lab Equipment

A graduated cylinder is a piece of glassware used to accurately measure volumes.
A graduated cylinder is a piece of glassware used to accurately measure volumes. The ring near the top of the cylinder is intended to help prevent breakage if the cylinder tips over. Darrien, Wikipedia Commons
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Thermometer - Measure Temperature

A thermometer is used to measure temperature.
A thermometer is used to measure temperature. Menchi, Wikipedia Commons
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Vials - Common Lab Equipment

Glass vials are also known as phials. These glass vials have rubber stoppers and metal caps.
Glass vials are also known as phials. These glass vials have rubber stoppers and metal caps. Wikipedia Commons
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Volumetric Flask - Example of Lab Equipment

Volumetric flasks are used to accurately prepare solutions for chemistry.
Volumetric flasks are used to accurately prepare solutions for chemistry. TRBfoto/Getty Images
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Experiment in a Common Science Lab

Experiment
Experiment. H Berends, stock.xchng
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Flasks in a Laboratory

Flasks
Flasks. Joe Sullivan
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Chemistry Demonstration - Lab Equipment

Chemistry Demonstration
Chemistry Demonstration. George Doyle, Getty Images
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Potion in a Flask - Lab Equipment

Potion in a Flask
Potion in a Flask. Alexandre Jaeger
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Chemist - Scientist in the Lab

Chemist examining a flask of liquid.
Chemist examining a flask of liquid. Ryan McVay, Getty Images
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Transmission Electron Microscope - Lab Equipment

Peter Cooke explaining the use of transmission electron microscope.
Transmission Electron Microscope. Scott Bauer, USDA Agricultural Research Service
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Chemist Performing an Enzyme Extraction

Chemist Performing an Enzyme Extraction
Chemist Performing an Enzyme Extraction. Keith Weller, USDA
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Funnel & Flask in the Chemistry Lab

Cornell Student Taran Sirvent prepares dried St. John's Wort for chemical analysis.
Cornell Student Taran Sirvent prepares Hypericum perforatum for chemical analysis. Peggy Greb/USDA-ARS
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Micropipette - Lab Equipment

This is an example of a manual microliter pipette or micropipette.
This is an example of a manual microliter pipette or micropipette. A micropipette is used to transport and deliver a precise volume of liquid. Rhododendronbusch, Wikipedia Commons
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Sample Extraction - Lab Equipment

Sample Extraction
Sample Extraction. Scott Bauer, USDA
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Petri Dish - Lab Equipment

A Petri dish is a shallow cylindrical dish that has a lid.
A Petri dish is a shallow cylindrical dish that has a lid. It is named after its inventor, German bacteriologist Julius Petri. Petri dishes are made of glass or plastic. Szalka Petriego
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Scientist Preparing Solution - Lab Equipment

Photo of entomologist Steve Sheppard preparing an agarose gel for DNA fragment separation.
Photo of entomologist Steve Sheppard preparing an agarose gel for DNA fragment separation. Scott Bauer, USDA
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Pipette Bulb - Lab Equipment

A pipette bulb is used to draw liquid up into a pipette.
A pipette bulb is used to draw liquid up into a pipette. Paginazero, Wikipedia Commons
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Spectrophotometer - Lab Instrument

A spectrophotometer is a device that measures light intensity as a function of its wavelength.
A spectrophotometer is a device capable of measuring light intensity as a function of its wavelength. There are many different types of spectrophotometers. Skorpion87, Wikipedia Commons
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Chemical Analysis - Example

Chemical engineer performing an analysis.
Chemical engineer performing an analysis. Ulrik De Wachter, stock.xchng
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Titration - Lab Example

Titration
Titration. MissCGlass, stock.xchng
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Example from a Chemistry Lab

Chemistry Lab
Chemistry Lab. Antonio Azevedo, stock.xchng
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Curie Lab - Radioactivity Laboratory

Curie Lab
Pierre Curie, Pierre's assistant, Petit, and Marie Curie in their laboratory.

The Curies in their radioactivity laboratory.

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Marie Curie - Lab Equipment Gallery

Marie Curie
Marie Curie driving a radiology car in 1917.
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1930s Microscope - Lab Equipment

1930s Microscope with Some Biological Samples
1930s Microscope with Some Biological Samples. Arturo D., morguefile.com
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Beaker of Blue Liquid - Lab Equipment

Beaker of Blue Liquid
Beaker of Blue Liquid. Alice Edward, Getty Images
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Galileo Thermometer - Lab Equipment

A Galileo thermometer works using principles of buoyancy.
A Galileo thermometer works using principles of buoyancy. Thad Zajdowicz, stock.xchng
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Titration - Common Lab Technique

Example of a titration.
Example of a titration. J.A.Freyre
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Balance - Science Clipart

Balance
Balance. Feth Arezki, openclipart.org
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Microscope - Lab Equipment

Microscope
Microscope. Architetto Francesco Rollandin, openclipart.org
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Erlenmeyer Flask Chemistry Clipart

Bubbling Erlenmeyer Flask
Bubbling Erlenmeyer Flask. Matthew Wardrop, openclipart.org
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Chemistry Experiment - Clipart Example

Chemistry Experiment
Chemistry Experiment. Bruno Coudoin, openclipart.org
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Lab Clipart - Glassware Example

Chemistry Glassware
Chemistry Glassware. Architetto Francesco Rollandin, openclipart.org
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Thermometer Picture

Thermometer
Thermometer. Dr. A.M. Helmenstine
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Bunsen Burner Picture

Bunsen Burner
Bunsen Burner. Dr. A.M. Helmenstine
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Erlenmeyer Flask Image

Erlenmeyer Flask
Erlenmeyer Flask. Dr. A.M. Helmenstine
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Beaker - Chemistry Laboratory Equipment

Beaker
Beaker. Dr. A.M. Helmenstine
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Wild Test Tube - Lab Equipment

Wild Test Tube
Chemistry experiment gone oh-so-wrong. Architetto Francesco Rollandin, openclipart.org
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Mad Scientist Chemistry Experiment Clipart

Mad Scientist Chemistry Experiment
Mad Scientist Chemistry Experiment. Architetto Francesco Rollandin, openclipart.org
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Water Bird - Lab Toy

Water Bird
Water Bird. Alicia Solario, stock.xchng
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Chemostat Bioreactor - Lab Instrument

A chemostat is a type of bioreactor in which the chemical environment is held constant.
A chemostat is a type of bioreactor in which the chemical environment is held constant (static) by removing effluent while adding culture medium. Ideally the volume of the system is unchanged. Rintze Zelle
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Gold Leaf Electroscope Diagram

The gold leaf electroscope is a device which can detect static electricity.
The gold leaf electroscope can detect static electricity. Charge on the metal cap passes into the stem and gold. The stem and the gold have the same electrical charge, so they repel each other, causing the gold foil to bend outward from the stem. Luke FM, Creative Commons
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Photoelectric Effect Diagram

The photoelectric effect occurs when matter emits electrons upon absorbing electromagnetic energy.
The photoelectric effect occurs when matter emits electrons upon absorbing electromagnetic radiation, such as light. Wolfmankurd, Creative Commons
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Assortment of Chemistry Glassware

This is a collection of different types of chemistry glassware containing colored liquids.
This is a collection of different types of chemistry glassware containing colored liquids. Nicholas Rigg, Getty Images
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Gas Chromatograph Diagram - Lab Instruments

This is a generalized diagram of a gas chromatograph.
This is a generalized diagram of a gas chromatograph, an instrument used to separate the chemical components of a complex sample. rune.welsh, Free Documentation License
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Bomb Calorimeter - Lab Equipment

This is a bomb calorimeter with its bomb.
This is a bomb calorimeter with its bomb. A calorimeter is a device used to measure the heat change or heat capacity of chemical reactions or physical changes. Harbor1, Creative Commons License
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Goethe Barometer - Lab Equipment

This is a 'Goethe barometer' or storm glass, a type of water-based barometer.
This is a 'Goethe barometer' or storm glass, a type of water-based barometer. The sealed body of the glass barometer is filled with water, while the narrow spout is open to the atmosphere. Jean-Jacques Milan, Creative Commons License
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Weights or Masses - Lab Equipment

These are brass weights or masses.
These are brass weights or masses, commonly used to measure the mass of objects on a balance. Tomasz Sienicki, Creative Commons
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Spring Weighing Scale - Lab Equipment

A spring weighing scale is used to determine the weight of an object.
A spring weighing scale is used to determine the weight of an object from the displacement of the spring using the known spring constant of the spring. NASA
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Steel Ruler - Lab Equipment

A ruler is an instrument that is used to measure length.
A ruler is an instrument that is used to measure length. Ejay, Creative Commons License
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Thermometer with Fahrenheit and Celsius Scales

This is a close-up of a thermometer which displays the Fahrenheit and Celsius temperature scales.
This is a close-up of a thermometer which displays the Fahrenheit and Celsius temperature scales. Gary S Chapman, Getty Images
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Desiccator and Vacuum Desiccator Glassware

A desiccator is sealed container which contains a desiccant to protect items from humidity.
A desiccator is sealed container which contains a desiccant to protect items or chemicals from humidity. This photo shows a vacuum desiccator (left) and a desiccator (right). Rifleman 82
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Colorful Collection of Chemistry Glassware

This is a colorful collection of chemistry glassware.
This is a colorful collection of chemistry glassware. Buena Vista Images, Getty Images

These are beakers and flasks, examples of common lab glassware.