Volumetric Flask: Uses & Calibration

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Instructor: John Williams
Volumetric flasks are key pieces of scientific equipment used in laboratories. These flasks are important for experimentation, and this lesson addresses their characteristics and uses in the laboratory environment.

What Is a Volumetric Flask?

In science, experiments are often conducted in order to investigate ideas. In order to do these investigations, scientists use several tools for experimentation. Basic research equipment includes tools that can be used for measuring lengths, mass, and volume. One of the most basic pieces of equipment used in the measuring of volume is the volumetric flask. Let's discuss the volumetric flask and its use in scientific experiments.


Example of a Volumetric Flask: 100 mL
volumetric flask

The volumetric flask is used for measuring accurate volumes of liquid materials for laboratory experiments. They are favored when available because they are more accurate than graduated cylinders and beakers, which are other pieces of equipment that are used to measure liquids. Volumetric flasks are important when precision is a factor in the outcome of the experimentation.

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