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Cornell Student Taran Sirvent prepares dried St. John's Wort for chemical analysis.

Cornell Student Taran Sirvent prepares Hypericum perforatum for chemical analysis. A glass funnel directs the plant matter into an Erlenmeyer flask.

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A funnel is a conical piece of glass or plastic that is used help transfer chemicals from one container to another. Some funnels act as filters, either because of their design of because filter paper or a sieve is placed on the funnel. There are several different types of funnels.

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