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diagram of modern burette

A burette is a vertical tube-like instrument, used to measure and separate known amounts of liquids in laboratories. Burettes are very precise and one can measure the volume of a fluid with the precision of ±0.05 mL with them.

History

Francois Antoine Henri Descroizilles developed the first Burnett on 1791.[1] Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac invented a more complete Burnett later.


References

  1. Louis Rosenfeld. Four Centuries of Clinical Chemistry. CRC Press, 1999, p. 72-75.