Science Flask Set
Made of science grade borosilicate glass, these three flasks are designed to replicate laboratory equipment. Ideal for using as vases, jars, decanters or quirky drinking glasses. Unapologetically scholarly and nerdy, they are also undeniably cool.
Dimensions: 12.7 x 7.6 x 12.7cm / 250ml
Even if the world of the professional laboratory never encroaches on your adult life, the School Laboratories and their surfeit of wooden stools and benches, chemicals, flames, bubbling liquids and glassware is always a memory that perseveres. Experimenting (remember “Method, Results, Conclusion”) with potentially hazardous equipment and materials was possibly the most dangerous school life got.
Featuring a wide flat base, conical tapering body and short cylindrical neck, an Erlenmeyer flask (or Titration, or conical flask) is a laboratory flask named after its creator, Emil Erlenmeyer (a German chemist). The mouth can have a beaded lip to allow it to be stoppered with cotton wool or rubber bung, or it may be fitted with a connector for attachment to other apparatus. They often have areas of etching where they can be labelled with a pencil. The intended application determines whether a glass or plastic flask is used.
Sometimes called a Griffin beaker (as it was created by John Joseph Griffin) a beaker is a commonly used piece of laboratory apparatus. It is usually a cylindrical container with a flat base (with a height 1.4 times that of the diameter) and is used for liquids – for stirring, mixing and heating purposes. Common “standard” or “low-form” beakers have a small spout (or "beak") to make pouring easier.
Designed for consistent and uniform heating (boiling and distillation) and to make swirling or stirring more effective, a Florence flask used to hold liquids. Used in a laboratory it has a spherical body (often with a flattened base) with a long straight neck. They are often made of borosilicate glass (in various thicknesses) because of that material’s resistance to heat and chemicals.