A chemistry lab contains a variety of chemistry lab equipment. All chemistry labs require the use of safety goggles. In the event of an accident, not wearing them puts you at risk of eye irritation and possibly blindness. A small droplet of acid could escape from the container at any time. When there is a risk of corrosive chemicals spilling onto your hands, latex gloves should be worn. In most laboratories, a beaker is a common container. It is used for chemical mixing, stirring, and heating. Spouts on the rims of most beakers aid in pouring. They also have lips around the edges and markings to measure the volume, though they are not a precise way to measure liquids.