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Specific Gravity

by Woopydalan
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Woopydalan
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Sep5-13, 11:14 PM
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Hello,

So I was reading up on Specific gravity, and after seeing that the reference substance is usually water, the specific gravity has the same numerical value as the density of a given liquid. Why do scientists and engineers bother to use specific gravity, what insight does it give that the density of any given fluid would not provide?
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Borek
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Sep6-13, 02:42 AM
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I believe the reason behind using specific gravity is that it is easier to measure (especially when you measuring it for a solid).


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