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From: (Gerald L. Hurst)
Newsgroups: sci.chem
Subject: Re: What is Baume?
Date: 3 Mar 1996 06:13:31 GMT

In article <4hb7s0$>, (G. Michael Pletcher) says:
>I have muratic acid that contains 20% HCL and 32% Baume. What is

Degrees Baume is a measure of specific gravity originally based
on assigning 10% NaCl solution a value of 10.

In the USA the relationship at 60/60 degF is usually expressed: = 145/(145-Baume)

In the present case there is something wrong because 20% HCl is
nowhere near 32 Baume. What you probably have is 32% HCl, which
corresponds to about 20 degrees Baume.

Be aware that there are a bunch of other methods for reaching 
values for Baume so your milage may vary a little in Washington
DC, Amsterdam and Germany.

Jerry (Ico)

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