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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.
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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

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