Weighing boats are small, lightweight containers used in laboratory settings to hold and transfer materials for weighing. They are typically made of plastic, aluminum foil, or paper, and come in a range of sizes to accommodate different quantities of samples. Weighing boats are often disposable, but can also be reused if cleaned and sterilized appropriately.
Weighing boats are commonly used in analytical chemistry, biology, and other laboratory settings where precise measurements of small quantities of materials are required. They are particularly useful for weighing powders, granules, and other solid materials that may be difficult to handle directly on a balance. Weighing boats provide a stable, flat surface for accurate weighing, and can be easily transferred to other containers for further processing or analysis.