All my students have heard me talked about the doing experiments in “real” laboratories as well as the life of a chemists in the laboratories. Recently, i was at one of the local university and was managed to get a few pictures of undergraduates having their practical sessions in the academic laboratory. I thought it would be beneficial to let those students that are considering to further their higher educational studies in the specialized areas of Chemistry, to have a better idea with some pictures of work in laboratories.
First picture showed students preparing their reaction inside the fume-hood (a semi-enclosed space that sucks up and out the chemical vapour that might be released into the lab). The second picture shows a common reaction vessel with chemical reaction going on.