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Specific gravity

  1. Jul 17, 2005 #1
    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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  4. Jul 17, 2005 #3
    Thank you - Arden
  5. Jul 17, 2005 #4


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    Specific gravity is the density of a substance divided by the density of water.
  6. Jul 18, 2005 #5


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    It is appropriate to always specify the reference temperature of the water (or air for gases).
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