Westphal balance

noun West·phal balance \ˈwes(t)ˌfȯl-\

Definition of Westphal balance

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of westphal balance

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


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