Standard reagent bottle, 20th century.
4 0 c m
actual image size: 26cm x 32cm

Standard reagent bottle, 20th century.

Exton, David

© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library


Reagent bottle with a ground glas stopper and sand blasted label reading 'sulphuric acid dil' (dilute sulphuric acid). A reagent is a substance or mixture used in chemical analysis. Many laboratory chemicals are stored in this type of bottle. Sulphuric acid (H2SO4) is a strong acid which has many industrial applications including in the pharmaceutical and metallurgical industries.



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