Specific Gravity - Definition
Specific gravity is nothing but relative density which measures the density of the object with respect to pure water density. Here, the reference object used is water which has a density of water is 1000 Kg/m3.
Specific Gravity = density of substance/density of water
How to Calculate Specific Gravity?
We are providing you with a specific procedure to calculate specific gravity using a specific gravity calculator.
- Enter the values for density of substance and density of water.
- Then click on calculate.
- You will get value for specific gravity.
Specific Gravity Formula
SG = ρsubstance/ρwater,
SG is the Specific Gravity
ρsubstance is the density of the object
ρwater is the density of water
Example to Calculate Specific Gravity?
Question : Find the Specific Gravity for 8kg/m3?
Density of object = 8kg/m3
We know that, Density of water = 997 kg/m3.
SG = ρsubstance/ρwater = 8/1000 = 0.8
Value of SG = 0.8 kg/m3.
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FAQs on Specific Gravity
1. How to calculate Specific gravity from density?
Calculate Specific gravity by dividing the density of a substance by the density of water.
2. What is the density of water?
The density of water is 1000 kilograms per cubic meter.
3. What is the use of Specific gravity?
Specific gravity will allow specific determination of fluid characteristics compared to standard, usually water at a specified temperature.