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Rice Lake Article: What is an Analytical Balance?

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Have you ever wondered what defines an analytical balance?

From Rice Lake: “An analytical balance is a highly sensitive type of laboratory balance designed to accurately measure objects to sub-milligram readability. These balances are often used in chemical analysis applications.

This article from Rice Lake explains the basic terms for analytical balances and how they function. For example, because of high sensitivity, these devices have a weighing chamber (called a draft shield or breeze break) to reduce interference from dust collection or air currents.

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