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A typical kitchen funnel.
A typical kitchen funnel.

A funnel is a pipe with a wide, often conical mouth and a narrow stem. It is used to channel liquid or fine-grained substances into containers with a small opening. Without a funnel, much spillage would occur. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1584x1587, 357 KB) Description: This is a plastic kitchen funnel. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1584x1587, 357 KB) Description: This is a plastic kitchen funnel. ... A liquid will usually assume the shape of its container A liquid is one of the main states of matter. ...


Funnels are usually made of stainless steel, glass, or plastic. The material used in its construction should be sturdy enough to withstand the weight of the substance being transferred, and it should not react with the substance. For this reason, stainless steel or glass are useful in transferring diesel, while plastic funnels are useful in the kitchen. Sometimes disposable paper funnels are used in cases where it would be difficult to adequately clean the funnel afterwards (for example, in adding motor oil to a car). Dropper funnels, also called dropping funnels or tap funnels, have a tap to allow the controlled release of a liquid. The 630 foot high, stainless-clad (type 304L) Gateway Arch defines St. ... Glass can be made transparent and flat, or into other shapes and colors as shown in this sphere from the Verrerie of Brehat in Brittany. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Diesel or diesel fuel is a specific fractional distillate of fuel oil (mostly petroleum) that is used as fuel in a diesel engine invented by German engineer Rudolf Diesel. ... A blank sheet of paper Paper is a commodity of thin material produced by the amalgamation of fibers, typically vegetable fibers composed of cellulose, which are subsequently held together by hydrogen bonding. ... A typical kitchen funnel. ... Indoor Tap - commonly found in the bathroom/laundry and/or kitchen. ...


The term "funnel" is sometimes used to refer to the chimney or smokestack on a steam locomotive or a ship. There is also a type of spider known as a funnel-web due to its habit of building its web in the shape of a funnel. Look up Chimney in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Great Western Railway No. ... Italian Full rigged ship Amerigo Vespucci in New York Harbor, 1976 A ship is a large watercraft capable of offshore navigation. ... Diversity 111 families, 40,000 species Suborders Mesothelae Mygalomorphae Araneomorphae  See table of families Closeup image of a Wolf Spider Wikispecies has information related to: Spiders Spiders are predatory invertebrate animals that have two body segments, eight legs, no chewing mouth parts and no wings. ... Funnel-web spiders are a group of spiders which build funnel-shaped webs, often with extended strands which function much like tripwires. ...

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Laboratory funnels

There are many different kinds of funnels that have been adapted for specialized applications in the laboratory. Filter funnels, thistle funnels (shaped like thistle flowers), and dropping funnels have stopcocks which allow the fluids to be added to a flask slowly. For solids, a powder funnel with a wide and short stem is more appropriate as it does not clog easily. A filter funnel is a laboratory funnel used for separating solids from liquids via the laboratory process of filtering. ... A thistle tube is a piece of laboratory glassware consisting mostly of a shaft of tube, with a reservoir and funnel-like section at the top. ... Milk thistle flowerhead Thistledown a method of seed dispersal by wind. ... A typical kitchen funnel. ...


When used with filter paper, filter funnels, Buchner and Hirsch funnels can be used to remove fine particles from a liquid in a process called filtration. For more demanding applications, the filter paper in the latter two may be replaced with a sintered glass frit. Filter paper is a semi-permeable paper barrier placed perpendicular to a liquid flow and is used to separate fine solids from liquids. ... Büchner funnel is a piece of laboratory equipment used in filtration. ... A Büchner funnel connected to a flask with a tube leading to a vacuum pump Büchner funnel is a piece of laboratory equipment used in suction filtration. ... In chemistry, alchemy and water treatment, filtration is the process of using a filter to mechanically separate a mixture. ...


Separatory funnels are used in liquid-liquid extractions. Separating funnel. ... Liquid-liquid extraction, also known as solvent extraction and partitioning, is a method to separate compounds based on their solution preferences for two different immiscible liquids, usually water and an organic solvent. ...


Construction

Glass is the material of choice for laboratory applications due to its inertness compared with metals or plastics. However, plastic funnels made of unreactive polyethylene are used for transferring aqueous solutions. Plastic is most often used for powder funnels which do not come into contact with solvent in normal use. This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


In popular culture, the Tin Woodman in L. Frank Baum's classic novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (and in most dramatizations of it) uses a funnel for a hat, though that is never specifically mentioned in the story - it originated in W.W. Denslow's original illustrations for the book. Cover of The Tin Woodman of Oz by L. Frank Baum. ... The Laughing Dragon of Oz, see Frank Joslyn Baum . ... The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1900) is a childrens book written by L. Frank Baum and illustrated by W.W. Denslow. ... Categories: Stub | Oz ...


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Funneling at a heavy metal festival in Sweden Funneling is the act of using a funnel, or beer bong, to rapidly consume a large amount of liquid, most commonly beer or a similar alcoholic beverage, as a drinking game or as a means to consume a large amount of alcohol... Continuous casting is a refinement of the casting process for the continuous, high-volume production of metal sections with a constant cross-section. ...

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