Why is this Erlenmeyer flask more expensive than others? This question is on the lips of many lab technicians.
After some research on the subject, our team was able to break down for you all the elements that make the use value of an Erlenmeyer flask and that should guide your choices beyond price.
The Erlenmeyer flask is preferred to a beaker when its use requires a container that can :
- Contain a liquid that is handled drop by drop
- Contain a mixture that involves strong reactions or gives off heat (exothermic)
- Be stoppered to avoid the consequences of evaporation
- Be heated directly on a benzene burner, or gas or electric heating plates
- Be measured in a not very precise way with a simple scale of location
For your reaction setups, you may also prefer a ground-neck Erlenmeyer flask.
But in order to get the best value for your money, you must choose the material in which the Erlenmeyer is made. Glass or plastic with more or less characteristics related to the composition of the material, to the design of this consumable, are the variables on which your choice – made according to your daily use on your bench – will be made and will determine the right price to invest in this element of laboratory glassware.