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Density of Solids and Liquids

Density of liquids and solids
Density is the amount of a substance contained within a specific area. Density is the mass divided by its volume and is expressed in units like grams per cubic centimeter or pounds per cubic foot. Density measured in units of g/ml is also known as specific gravity. Specific gravity is the density of a substance divided by the density of another substance that is used as a standard. The standard for solids and liquids is usually 4 degrees celcius or 39 degrees farenheit. Because the density of pure water at 4degrees celcius is exactly one g/ml, the specific gravity of an object is simply its density divided by 1 g/ml.
Density can be measured in lots of ways. Solids are weighed to determine its mass then put in water to measure the volume. From that point its mass and volume are divided to give you the density of the solid. To find the mass of a liquid you must first measure the container that you are going to put the liquid in. Put the liqui...

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