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Item #: OB2160 

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The Flinn Analytical Balances feature high-accuracy, high-precision load cells, making these analytical balances perfect for the teaching lab at an unbeatable price.

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The Flinn Analytical Balances feature high-accuracy, high-precision load cells, making these analytical balances perfect for the teaching lab at an unbeatable price. This balance is easy to operate and allows the choice between two readabilities, 1 mg and 0.1 mg, which can be selected from the menu screen. The stability time can be adjusted to give a precise, unmoving data read-out for even very small samples. This balance will stand up to repeated student use. Near frictionless draft shields and a large, LED display make this balance a great addition to the Chemistry or Biology lab.



Mastering Precision in the High School Science Lab: Mechanical vs. Electronic vs. Precision Balances.  

In the world of high school science, equipping your laboratory with the right tools is paramount to successful experiments and accurate data collection. One indispensable tool is the electronic balance. As we delve into the world of electronic balances, exploring their uses, key features, calibration, safety guidelines, and best practices, you’ll gain a thorough understanding of how a quality electronic balance can elevate your high school science experience. 

Understanding Electronic Balances 

Electronic balances, also known as digital balances or precision balances, are essential devices for measuring the mass of substances with utmost accuracy. Unlike traditional manual beam balances, electronic balances employ advanced sensor technology and digital displays to provide precise and quick measurements. These devices are a cornerstone of scientific experimentation and are utilized across various disciplines, from chemistry and biology to earth science and physics. 

What is an Electronic Balance Used for in a Science Lab?  

The applications of electronic balances in the high school science lab are diverse and indispensable: 

Chemistry: Electronic balances are used for accurately measuring the mass of reagents, chemicals, and compounds. This precision is critical for stoichiometry, titration, and determining reaction yields. 

Biology: In biology experiments, electronic balances play a crucial role in weighing samples, such as dissected organisms, to record their mass accurately. This data is fundamental for biological investigations. 

Physics: In physics experiments, the accurate measurement of mass is essential for studying the forces and properties of objects. Electronic balances ensure precise data collection. 

Environmental Science: For environmental science studies, electronic balances are used to measure the mass of samples such as soil, water, and air pollutants. These measurements are vital for understanding environmental impacts. 

Key Features to Consider 

When selecting an electronic balance for your high school science lab, it's essential to consider the following key features: 


Capacity: Determine the maximum weight the balance can measure. Make sure it accommodates the range of substances you'll be working with. 

Precision: Electronic balances offer varying levels of precision, usually expressed as the number of decimal places. Choose a balance with the precision appropriate for your experiments. 

Taring Function: This feature allows you to set the balance to zero with a container on it, making it easier to weigh substances without the container's mass. 

Calibration: Look for a balance with a user-friendly calibration process to ensure accuracy. Regular calibration is crucial for reliable results. 

Digital Display: Opt for a balance with a clear and easy-to-read digital display. Some models even feature touchscreen interfaces for convenience. 

Portability: Consider the size and portability of the balance to ensure it fits your lab space and can be easily moved if necessary. 

Durability: While your budding young scientists may be passionate, they may not always be as careful as they could be. Choosing a balance that will withstand regular use by students is important.  


• Weighing Range: 0-100 g
• Reading Accuracy: 0.1 mg
• Taring Range: 0–100 g
• Repeatability: 0.0002 g
• Stable Time: ≤ 8 s
• Pan Diameter: 8.0 cm
• Overall Dimensions: 35.0 cm x 21.0 cm x 34.6 cm
• Net Weight: 8.5 kg