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Chemists rarely use volumetric flasks simply to measure out a specific volume of liquid; that's what graduated cylinders are for. This is alluded to in the article, but to say that volumetric flasks are used when pipettes or burettes are too small is misleading. Pipettes are certainly used to measure out volumes of liquid, but the next step would be a graduated cylinder. Moreover, burettes are seldom used for measuring out volumes, except in titrations, which is really a different case. Mihovil 02:23, 22 August 2006 (UTC)
"Never introduce a solid into a volumetric flask!!!" - Can someone expand on that? 188.8.131.52 09:06, 13 September 2007 (UTC)
184.108.40.206 17:42, 1 December 2007 (UTC): it means if a solid is made inside, it can't come out through the thin neck
The link tolerance in this article leads to the article on philosophy, which is completely misleading. Somebody fix that please. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Willy1106 (talk • contribs) 21:23, 6 December 2009 (UTC)
I am a complete beginner to Wikipedia, so have never done this before. I've read the guidlines, but there are a lot of them, so if I offend against protocol please forgive me.
I'm working on a major edit of this section, because the current version does not really explain what volumetric flasks are used for.
Any comments before I start are appreciated. I am able to take pictures of flasks, so if better pictures are needed please reply with suggestions.
I'm sure more than a few people here have worked in laboratories and in the past year have received notifications on having to have specific lab equipment locked up (volumetrics for one) due to government mandates - I feel like in the US specifically this is an important and interesting aspect of the sciences and I was wondering if anyone could help me find some information on this matter?