ERIC Number: EJ293808
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1984
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Single-Pan Balances, Buoyancy, and Gravity or "A Mass of Confusion."
Battino, Rubin; Williamson, Arthur G.
Journal of Chemical Education, v61 n1 p51-52 Jan 1984
Discusses problems and pitfalls of working with single-pan balances and methods used to advertise their accuracy. Investigated manufacturers knowledge of buoyancy effects, relating provisions and recommendations made by various companies. Provides a routine for intercalibration of weight using dummy weights of approximately known mass. (JM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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