From: email@example.com (Gerald L. Hurst)
Subject: Re: What is Baume?
Date: 3 Mar 1996 06:13:31 GMT
In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>, email@example.com (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:
sp.gr. = 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.