A laboratory beaker is generally a cylindrical container with a flat bottom. Most also have a small spout (or “beak”) to aid pouring. Beakers are available in a wide range of sizes, from one millimeter up to several liters. A beaker is distinguished from a flask by having straight rather than sloping sides.
Beakers are used for various purposes such as preparing solutions, decanting supernatant fluids to holding waste fluids prior to disposal, and other chemical experiments.
- Low high beaker
- High beaker
- Thick wall type