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Volumetric Pipette

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Practise pipetting a volume of solution into a reaction vessel, including a rinse step and correctly judging the position of the solution meniscus against the calibration mark on the pipette.

Learning Outcomes

  • Learn how to fill a volumetric pipette with a particular volume of solution                                                                                                                                                    
  • Understand the importance of drawing liquid up to the correct level and ensuring the meniscus of the solution is level with the graduation mark                                                
  • Understand the importance of rinsing before use
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Using Instruments and Equipment

  • How to rinse the pipette 
  • How to transfer an accurate volume of solution to a reaction vessel
  • How to line up the bottom of the meniscus with the calibration mark
  • Why the solution to be measured and transferred should be first decanted into a beaker 
  • Why it is important to rinse the pipette prior to transferring the solution
  • Why it is important to remove any hanging drops before and after transferring solution

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