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Which of the following pieces of glassware can be used to measure the volume of a liquid with the greatest accuracy?

Graduated cylinders, beakers, volumetric pipets, burets and volumetric flasks are five kinds of glassware often used to measure out specific volumes. Volumetric pipets, flasks and burets are the most accurate; the glassware makers calibrate these to a high level of accuracy.

What piece of glassware would you use to measure a specific volume of water?

Volumetric Flasks The volumetric flask, available in sizes ranging from 1 mL to 2 L, is designed to contain a specific volume of liquid, usually to a tolerance of a few hundredths of a milliliter, about 0.1% of the flask’s capacity. The flask has a calibration line engraved on the narrow part of its neck.

What do you use to measure volume in a lab?

Volume is an extensive property. The volume of a liquid can be directly measured with specialized glassware, typically in units of milliliters (mL) or liters (L). In this lab, a beaker, two graduated cylinders and a burette will be used to measure liquid volumes, and their precision will be compared.

What is the first step in measuring flour?


  1. First, fluff up the flour in the bag or canister.
  2. Spoon the flour into the measuring cup.
  3. Scrape a knife across the top of the measuring cup to level the flour.
  4. DON’T scoop the flour directly from the canister.
  5. 1 cup of spooned and leveled all-purpose flour should weigh between 120 and 125 grams.

How do you measure grams in liquid ingredients?

If you see grams, grab your scale. If you see milliliters, grab your liquid measuring cup. Another genius aspect of the metric system is that it is calibrated to water: so when you’re measuring water or other liquids with a similar density (like milk or orange juice), 200 milliliters will weigh 200 grams.

What type of ingredients can be measured by weight?

Dry bulk ingredients, such as sugar and flour, are measured by weight in most of the world (“250 g flour”), and by volume in North America (“1/2 cup flour”). Small quantities of salt and spices are generally measured by volume worldwide, as few households have sufficiently precise balances to measure by weight.