Specific gravity

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Does anyone know what specific gravity is? If something has a weight of specific gravity of 780, what does that mean, do I need to take something in to account before calculating?

Thank you - Arden
 

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Thank you - Arden
 
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HallsofIvy
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Specific gravity is the density of a substance divided by the density of water.
 
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FredGarvin
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It is appropriate to always specify the reference temperature of the water (or air for gases).
 

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