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Pasteur Swan Neck Flask Experiment

Louis Pasteur Swan Necked Experiment

In his famous experiment, Louis Pasteur used a special flask whose neck was shaped like an S or the neck of a swan, hence the name “Swan Neck Flask.” He put a nutrient rich broth in the flask, which he called the “infusion.” He then boiled the infusion killing any microorganisms which were already present. Then he allowed the infusion ...

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