Photo of a glass bottle General purpose material

The bottle


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).
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