Ingen Hausz Apparatus

Ingen Hausz Apparatus

Catalogue No. – 16103
consists of a set of 6 metal rods, one
each of Copper, Iron , Brass, Lead,
Aluminium and Zinc, fixed in a sheet
metal box with insulated plastic

Catalogue No.Weight
16103/01One side handle
16103/02Two side handle


The Ingen-Housz Apparatus is a laboratory instrument used to investigate the process of photosynthesis. It consists of a glass chamber that contains a small aquatic plant, such as Elodea or Cabomba, and a light source. The chamber is filled with a solution of water and sodium bicarbonate to provide carbon dioxide for the plant, and the oxygen produced by photosynthesis is collected in a small inverted graduated tube that is connected to the chamber by a rubber tube.

As the plant photosynthesizes in the presence of light, it produces oxygen, which bubbles out of the plant and is collected in the graduated tube. The rate of oxygen production can be measured and used to calculate the rate of photosynthesis. The Ingen-Housz Apparatus is named after Jan Ingenhousz, an 18th-century Dutch physician and scientist who first discovered the process of photosynthesis in plants.