# What is the correct order of steps for using a volumetric pipette?

## What is the correct order of steps for using a volumetric pipette?

Place the tip of the pipet into the receiving vessel and remove your finger to allow the liquid to drain. Touch the pipet once to the side of the vessel. There will be a small amount of liquid in the tip. Most pipets are calibrated to account for this liquid.

### What are the steps of using a pipette?

Steps to success

1. Set the volume on the pipette.
2. Depress the plunger.
3. Immerse the tip to the correct depth, which can vary by the pipette and tip, and smoothly let the plunger go to its resting position.
4. Wait about one second for the liquid to flow into the tip.

How do you draw liquid into a pipette?

Insert the plastic tip of the pipette just below the surface of the fluid or water in your beaker. Release your thumb pressure on the plunger, slowly and gently, drawing fluid into the plastic tip of the micropipette. Once the plunger has traveled all the way out, remove the pipette tip from the solution.

How do you correctly read the volume of the solution in a burette pipette or volumetric flask?

Find the bottom of the meniscus, and read the liquid level in the buret to the nearest 0.01 mL at that point. This will take a little practice. Remember, you are reading from the top down. Record this value as the initial volume.

## How do you read a 1000 ml pipette?

Numbers on the micropipette (one color) are read as XXX µl. P1000: Maximum volume 1000 µl (= 1 ml). Accurate between 200 µl and 1000 µl. Numbers on the micropipette (typically red-black-black) are read X.

### What volume of liquid would be dispensed by a P1000 set to this volume?

1 ml
P1000: Maximum volume 1000 μl (= 1 ml). Accurate between 200 μl and 1000 μl.

What is calibration of volumetric apparatus?

To calibrate these, one can follow these steps: Dry the flask after rinsing with acetone. Take weight \((W_1)\) Fill the flask up to the graduation mark with distilled water and weigh the filled flask (W2) Note the temperature of water using the calibrated thermometer.

What is a volumetric pipette?

Volumetric pipettes transfer a fixed volume of liquid from one container to another. They can only deliver the volume at which the pipette calibrates. These pipettes are typically used in analytical chemistry to make lab solutions and to prepare solutions for titration. Their use is for high-accuracy research and chemical analysis.

## What type of Pipet do I need for high precision volumetric measurements?

NIST Handbook 133 requires the useof a Class A Mohr (graduated) Pipet or Class A Transfer Pipet for high precision volumetric measurements. Pictured in Figure 1 below are two pipets referenced in the andbook 133.

### Can you blow out a drop from a volumetric pipette?

Note, that volumetric pipettes are designed in such a way that after a fluid is dispensed, a small drop of liquid will remain in the tip. In general you should not blow this drop out.