Scientist in Merck & Co.'s Research and Develop- conjunction with use of Wenner Potentiometerment Division is watching galvanometer scale in in measurement of molecular weight.
Merck uses Wenner Potentiometerin measuring molecular weights
Merck & Co. chemists determine molecularweights of vitamins, hormones, antibiotics, andother organic substances by the exacting "boilingpoint elevation method". Precision of this deter-mination depends upon the accuracy with whichminute temperature differences can be measured.To obtain the ultimate in precision, therefore, theMerck laboratory uses a Wenner thermocouplepotentiometer. With this instrument Merck re-searchers obtain temperature difference measure-ments consistent to within 4-0.0002 C.
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