Help needed for english in a lab
I need some help with english in connection with scientific work in a lab and things like that.
I am able to speak english nearly fluent in normal conversation but on special subjects i am lost.
I am studying chemistry and a few days ago, when i had to talk to a lab assistant, who didn't speak german(my native language), I thought something like 'WTF is that thing called where you store volatile compounds and where you do the experiments etc.'.
It would be nice, if you could tell me some words for common lab equipment and phrases that are essential in a chemistry lab, especialy for the case that something goes wrong.
(well of course i also need a short explanation if the meaning isn't obvious)
Thanks in advance.