Specific gravity

From CAMEO
Revision as of 04:01, 6 February 2014 by JLBoutaine (talk | contribs) (Synonyms and Related Terms)
Jump to: navigation, search

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

densité (Fr.); Dichte (Deut.); relative density

Retrieved from "http://cameo.mfa.org/index.php?title=Specific_gravity&oldid=45527"