# Difference between revisions of "Specific gravity"

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== Description == | == Description == | ||

− | A unitless measurement of relative density. Specific gravity is calculated as the ratio of the density of the material to the density of a standard. For liquids and solids, the standard is water. Since water has a density of 1.00, the numerical value of the specific gravity and density are equal. | + | A unitless measurement of relative density. Specific gravity is calculated as the ratio of the density of the material to the density of a standard. For liquids and solids, the standard is water. Since water has a density of 1.00 g cm-3, the numerical value of the specific gravity and density are equal. |

== Synonyms and Related Terms == | == Synonyms and Related Terms == |

## Revision as of 03:01, 6 February 2014

## Description

A unitless measurement of relative density. Specific gravity is calculated as the ratio of the density of the material to the density of a standard. For liquids and solids, the standard is water. Since water has a density of 1.00 g cm-3, the numerical value of the specific gravity and density are equal.

## Synonyms and Related Terms

masse volumique (Fr.); Dichte (Deut.); relative density