LABORATORY EQUIPMENT You should know the name of each piece and its basic use. Test Tube Rack To hold test tubes during experimental procedures. Pipette For exact measurements of small amounts of liquid. Test Tube Holder Test Tube Reaction vessel for small volumes. To hold test tubes while heating. Thermometer For measurement of temperature. Beaker Used to contain reactions. Erlenmeyer Flask Used to contain reaction solutions. Dropper For measuring out very small volumes of liquid. Graduated Cylinder For accurately measuring volumes of liquid. Evaporating Dish Used for evaporation of liquids. Watch Glass Used to cover beakers. Volumetric Flask For accurately measuring large volumes of liquid. Funnel To easily transfer liquids and for filtration. Bunsen Burner Used for heating chemicals. Gas Collecting Bottle To collect gases. Spot Plate For microscale reactions. Rubber Stoppers Used to seal flasks. Stirring Rod For stirring chemicals. Crucible For heating to very high temperatures. Mortar and Pestle For grinding solids into fine powder. Safety Goggles To protect your eyes in the lab. Test Tube Brush Used to clean test tubes. Spatula Used to transfer solid chemicals.