Westphal balance

West·​phal balance | \ ˈwes(t)ˌfȯl-\

Definition of Westphal balance

: a balance having the buoyancy of a float balanced by sliding weights that is used for determining specific gravity (as of liquids or mineral fragments)

called also Mohr balance

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History and Etymology for Westphal balance

probably after Wilhelm H. Westphal, 20th century German physicist

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