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Saccharometer

Baume scale

 A Saccharometer is an instrument used to indicate the density of sugar solutions (syrups). The relative differences between densities of liquids are read off a graduated scale on the tube. This apparatus gauges the measurements using the Baume scale. The simple rule of thumb is the higher the degree of Baume the thicker the syrup. The lower the degree Baume the thinner the syrup. Baume is the more scientific scale, since it is based on the specific gravity of a substance.

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