Things you should know about pycnometer

Things You Should Know About Pycnometer

A pycnometer is common science equipment found in laboratories. It is used to measure the density or rather volume of solids. It uses an inert gas such as helium or nitrogen. Hence, sometimes it is also known as helium pycnometer. A pycnometer can measure solids that are porous/non-porous, regularly shaped, granular, powdered, monolithic and even comminuted. This laboratory equipment is based on Boyle’s Law which determines the volume-pressure relationship. How is a Pycnometer Useful? A pycnometer makes the process of measurement simple [...]

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The Importance of Thermometer in a Laboratory

The Importance of Thermometer in a Laboratory

Unlike the medical or clinical thermometer which is used solely to measure human body temperature, a laboratory thermometer has different uses. A laboratory thermometer is used to measure the boiling point and freezing point during science experiments. It is also used to measure the temperature of substances. It measures temperature ranging between -10 degree Celsius and 110 degree Celsius. Let’s take a look at different types of laboratory thermometers: Liquid-in-Glass Most thermometers usually fall in the category of science laboratory glassware as it [...]

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Tips on How to Choose Your Laboratory Equipment Wisely

Perfect equipment always makes a laboratory more functional and efficient. The only task that you have to do is to do your homework well before buying the laboratory equipment. You might be planning to replace old or outdated equipment or expanding your lab’s functionality by investing in new technology. Whatever the plan is, you need to exercise intelligence and caution before buying. Take a look at these useful tips. Cost First and foremost, you need to know your budget. If it is [...]

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The Evolution of Laboratory Equipment Then & Now

Chemistry is an ancient science, better known as alchemy in the yesteryear’s. It took thousands of years to evolve from the experimental alchemist workshops to the current day modern chemical laboratories. There have been myriad changes in between. Not only does this evolution involve the methods and aims of experiments but also the various kinds of equipment used to perform experiments. If we dig into the history of chemistry, it is easy to find a distinct evolutionary path. Let us [...]

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Uses of Micropipette and Li’lpet

Both micropipettes and li’lpet are used in science laboratories. Both are used to measure and deliver accurate volumes of liquid. Let’s look at their uses. Micropipette Micropipettes can be commonly seen in chemistry, environmental science, research, academic, pharmaceutical, biology, paint, and forensic labs. They are used to transfer small quantities of liquid. They are available in volume ranging between 0.2 – 1000 uL and sizes ranging between P2-P1000. The tips of micropipette are disposable and come as autoclavable attachments so that [...]

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What are Hydrometers and its uses

What are Hydrometers and its uses

A hydrometer is a laboratory instrument used to measure the specific gravity of liquids. The gravity is defined as the relative density which is arrived at a density of that liquid divided by the density of water. There is a very interesting history behind the invention of hydrometers. It is believed that it was developed by the Greek scholar Hypatia of Alexandria after a bishop named Synesius of Cyrene requested him to do in a letter. So, its origin can [...]

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Nitrile v/s Latex

Nitrile Vs Latex Gloves

There are various types of laboratory gloves that are used for different applications in science labs. But the most commonly used are nitrile and latex gloves. Each has its own uses and advantages. Before you make the choice between two, it is important to understand their attributes in detail. Nitrile Gloves These gloves are made of synthetic material. Stretchy, durable and highly chemical-resistant, they are mainly used for protection against chemicals, viruses and infectious materials. If you suffer from latex allergies, [...]

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Importance of Wearing Gloves in a Laboratory

It is always recommended to wear lab safety products while handling science lab equipment. Apart from the appropriate face and headgear, it is also important to put on gloves for protecting your hands. Here are various reasons why you should wear laboratory gloves: Safeguard Your Hand Skin You work with various chemicals and other materials in a science laboratory. Some of these can be hazardous and cause harm to the skin of your hands. You may get infection and contamination if you [...]

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The Importance of Advanced Science Lab Equipment in School Labs

Schools need to be fully equipped with science lab equipment for high-quality teaching. The knowledge imparted through physical handling of materials is a great way to teach the nuances of a complex subject like science. So, out of the box learning is a must for science education in schools. Theoretical lessons learned from books need to be practically understood by students in labs where they handle processes and learn how action leads to reaction. So, school science labs should [...]

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