Wash bottle


Wash bottle

Infobox Laboratory equipment
name = Lab Wash Bottles


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other_names = Squeeze Bottle
uses =To clean lab glassware and other lab equipment. The are filled with water or other cleaning liquids, and poured over the tool that needs to be cleaned.
notable_experiments = The wash bottle is generally used in the clean-up phase of many experiments
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A wash bottle is a squeeze bottle with a nozzle, usually used to rinse various pieces of laboratory glassware, such as test tubes and round bottom flasks.

Most wash bottles are made up of polyethylene, which is a petroleum based plastic.

Usually, wash bottles are filled with deionized water. Wash bottles may also be filled with detergent solutions and rinse solvents such as acetone and ethanol.

When pressure is applied to the bottle, the water inside becomes pressurized and as a result it is forced out the nozzle into a narrow stream of liquid.

References

* http://www.newton.dep.anl.gov/york/washbottle.html


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