Pack your lab like a pro with this chemistry labware guide. Complete with images, names and types of common lab items and their uses, this picture glossary will help you select the right supplies. Or check out all chemistry lab supplies. Download a printable pdf for reference.

Griffin beakers are used to mix chemicals, dissolve into solutions, heat or cool solutions, and hold sand or water baths. They typically have graduations, but they are not very accurate. See more beakers. Lab burners come in many different styles and usually run on alcohol, propane, or butane. They are used to heat or boil solutions, burn or melt solid chemicals, or form glass tubing. Shop all lab burners.
Erlenmeyer flasks, like beakers, can be used to mix, dissolve into solutions, and heat or cool solutions. In addition, they can be plugged with stoppers and used to catch vapor or condensed liquid. Graduations are not very accurate. View more flasks. Lab stands also come in many different styles: wire stands, tripods, or heavy support stands. Wire stands and tripods can hold beakers or flasks over a burner. Support stands (pictured) are much more versatile and can have various clamps or rings mounted to them to hold several pieces of equipment at once. Browse stands.
Florence/boiling flasks are round to provide uniform heating or boiling of liquids. They can be used to mix or store solutions as well as collect vapor in distillation processes. They can have either round or flat bottoms. Shop all flasks. Funnels are used to pour liquids into narrow-mouth containers such as flasks and bottles. Buchner funnels (pictured) are special two-piece funnels for filtering mixtures through filter paper into a filtering flask. See all funnels.
Volumetric flasks are used to accurately prepare solutions. A weighed amount of solid chemical is placed at the bottom, and the liquid solvent is added until the fill line is reached. See more now. Evaporating dishes are used to separate water and solids from a solution by allowing the water to evaporate off into the air. This is usually done by heating the evaporating dish over a burner. View more evaporating dishes.
Filtering flasks are used to filter mixtures through a funnel and filter paper. A tube near the top prevents unwanted pressure buildup. The process can be accelerated with a vacuum pump. Browse filtering flasks. Crucibles are used to melt or burn solid chemicals over a burner. They are made from heat-resistant ceramics to prevent breakage. Shop crucibles.
Graduated cylinders are used for precise and accurate measurement. Smaller sizes can be more accurate, but hold less volume, while larger sizes sacrifice accuracy for volume. View more graduated cylinders. A mortar and pestle is used to crush up solid chemicals into smaller pieces, or to grind solids into fine powder. This makes dissolving solids into solutions much easier. See all sizes of mortars and pestles.
Bottles are used to store solid and liquid chemicals for extended periods of time. Barnes bottles (pictured) are small bottles with dropper lids for drop-by-drop measurement. Shop various bottles. Stoppers are used to seal narrow-mouth containers such as flasks and test tubes, and to hold pieces of glass tubing for distillation experiments, or to mount thermometers inside a flask. Browse all stoppers – solid, one- and two-hole.
Test tubes are used to observe chemical reactions, mix solutions, heat solutions, melt or burn solids, and perform chemical analysis. See all test tube sizes. Glass tubing is usually inserted into stoppers to attach rubber tubing, but it can also be used to splice two pieces of rubber tubing. It can be cut with a file or tubing cutter and shaped with a flame. Shop glass tubing.
Pipettes or droppers (pictured) are used to measure or transfer liquids a few drops at a time. Mohr pipettes are graduated pipettes used for precise measurement. Browse pipettes. Rubber tubing is used to connect evaporating chambers, flasks, condensers, and other glassware, usually in distillation processes. See more rubber tubing.
Burettes are used to measure liquids drop-by-drop for titration experiments or other experiments requiring precise measurement. View all burettes and accessories. Watch glasses can be used to cover beakers, evaporate water from solutions, weigh out solid chemicals, or observe samples under a stereo microscope. View all watch glasses.
Condensers are used to condense chemical vapor into a liquid. This is done by sending the vapor through a long (often coiled) glass tube to cool. Shop condensers and accessories. Wash bottles are plastic bottles with a nozzle at the top for rinsing glassware, cleaning/disinfecting, or applying solutions. They can be filled with a variety of reagents, such as water or alcohol. Look at wash bottles.