Day: December 13, 2016

Burettes

Burettes

Burettes

10/09/16

“How can we  save headaches with precise pouring in chemistry labs?”

 

Doing labwork in chemistry can be very taxing on one’s patience. For example, we might have to pour a solution up with a high decimal value of precision, and even a slight spill can lead to disaster in an experiment! But how can we simplify this? Well, let’s use our engineering mindset to solve this scientific problem. What if we were to create a hyper-accurate glass tube that had a cork on the bottom, which when pulled, would release all of the solution? Wouldn’t this allow for a complete transfer of the liquid that we are working with?  This is the operating principle behind a Burette. Burettes are used widely in chemistry labs for their dual accuracy in measurement and safety.