Analytical Balance Mistake Made Even By Doctoral Students

The narrator in this video has a pet peeve. A mistake that he has seen repeated time and again by not just undergraduate students. Postgraduate and doctoral candidates too make this mistake when working with an analytical balance. In the first part of the video he explains the general functioning of the analytical balance and the steps you need to take to get accurate and consistent results. In relative terms what is important is consistency. Should the analytical balance reading be wrong, if the error is consistent – due to a faulty calibration or some such issue then the results are usable to some degree. However if the readings are inconsistent and vary widely for the same type of weighing object or process then the results are both inconsistent and unusable. As for that pet peeve? Watch the video to find out!

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