Westphal balance


West·​phal 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

Word History


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

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“Westphal balance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Westphal%20balance. Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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