Definition of Baumé scale in English:
A scale with arbitrary markings, used with a hydrometer to measure the relative density of liquids.
- Originally, this was expressed in degrees on the Baumé scale; now a decimal system is used.
- The Baumé scale is a measure of a solution's specific gravity, not its concentration.
- The Baumé scale is used for liquids heavier than water such as syrups.
named for Antoine Baumé (1728–1804), French chemist.
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Canada
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in Spain
Most popular in Malaysia
Most popular in India
Most popular in Pakistan