Using the Analytical Balance in the Chemistry Lab

Analytical Balance are a crucial component of work done in the chemistry lab

Analytical Balance are a crucial component of work done in the chemistry lab

Balances are crucial to nearly everything done in the chemistry lab.  Thus it becomes all the more important that you know how to work with them.  This primer on using different types of balances is a good place to start. Targeted at beginners in analytical chemistry it explains the use of the analytical balance, the proper method of weighing on an analytical balance, and the precautions to take when using the unit.  Accompanied by detailed pictures on handling various lab equipment, it gives a visual cue to the detailed explanations on how to use the balances safely and properly for accurate results.

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About Bob Sandor

Bob began working as a chemist in 1987 and remains a science geek to this day. After his PhD he worked on the bench in materials and inorganic chemistry for 10 years. He then took on a love for marketing and sales. He combined his passion for science and business and took entrepreneur general management positions in large corporations like Hoecsht Celanese now Sanofi Aventis, Bel-Art and Smiths Detection. There he learned what it would take to run a business and finally Tovatech was co-founded in 2006. Bob’s hobbies include playing, listening and composing music, skiing, working out, the internet and all things science. Read More