A bottle is a container with a more or less wide opening. They are usually hermetically sealed with a screw cap. Most often made of glass (white or brown), plastic ones also exist.
There are different sizes. They often have graduations, which give a very rough estimate of the volume contained in the bottle.
Bottles are usually used to store large volumes (0.1 to 5 L) of liquid (water, solvents, acidic or basic solutions), at room temperature or in the refrigerator. For example:
- mobile phase storage for liquid chromatography
- storage of a standard solution (previously prepared in a volumetric flask, then transferred to a bottle before being placed in the refrigerator).