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What is a funnel and how is it used in a laboratory?
A funnel is used to transfer liquids from one container to another without spilling.
ALSO There are many kinds of funnels, transferring liquids is only one use. Funnels also provide support for several kinds of filtering procedures. There are hundreds of different kinds of filter paper in different materials and sizes of pores that let different sizes of particles through, different sizes of circles of material that are put into flat bottomed funnels, folded into triangular shaped funnels, and inserted into vacuum setups.

There is a kind of funnel with a wide stem, instead of the narrow stem for liquid transfer. These are called powder funnels, and are used, logically enough, to transfer powders into narrow necked vessels such as flasks or bottles of various types after being weighed out on a scale to make up a solution. Used for filtration or the delivery of liquids.
A funnel allows you to pour from one container into another container with a narrower opening without spilling over the edges.
fun·nel [fúnn'l]noun (plural fun·nels)1.utensil used in pouring liquids: a cone-shaped utensil with a large opening at the top and a small opening or tube at the bottom. Use: to guide liquids and other substances into containers.2.chimney: a vertical pipe from which smoke and exhaust gases escape, especially one on a steamship or steam engineverb (past and past participle fun·neled, present participle fun·nel·ing, 3rd person present singular fun·nels)1.transitive and intransitive verb move into narrow space: to move into and through a narrow space, or direct something into and through a narrow space
  • an efficient system for funneling crowds through the turnstiles
2.transitive verb concentrate resources somewhere: to direct or channel all of something from one place or use to another
  • Funds were funneled away from other projects.
3.transitive verb make funnel-shaped: to form something into the shape of a funnel


[15th century. Via Provençal fonilh < Latin infundibulum < infundere "pour in" < fundere "pour"]


It is used just how you would expect: if you are poring some fluid from a beaker into something very small like a tube or measuring cylinder. It helps especially if the liquid is expensive or dangerous to prevent any waste!
It is used just how you would expect: if you are poring some fluid from a beaker into something very small like a tube or measuring cylinder. It helps especially if the liquid is expensive or dangerous to prevent any waste!
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