What Is a Beaker Used For?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Mar 30, 2020 12:29:13 PM ET
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Beakers are a type of cylindrical container used to mix chemicals, liquids and other substances together for scientific testing. They are also used routinely in laboratory experiments to calculate the volumes of various liquids. However, beakers are not the primary choice for measuring in labs, as they are only capable of providing figures within a 10 percent accuracy range.

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