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Graduated Cylinder

Chemistry Laboratory Glassware

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Chemistry class at King Edward VI High School for Girls (October 2004).

Chemistry class at King Edward VI High School for Girls (October 2006).

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Graduated cylinders are used to measure volumes accurately. The can be used to calculate the density of an object if its mass is known. Graduated cylinders usually are made from borosilicate glass, though there are plastic cylinders, too. Common sizes are 10, 25, 50, 100, 250, 500, 1000 ml. Choose a cylinder such that the volume to be measured will be in the upper half of the container. This minimizes measurement error.

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