Specific gravity facts for kids
Specific Gravity (SG) is a special case of relative density.
It is defined as the ratio of the density of a given substance, to the density of water (H2O). Substances with a specific gravity greater than 1 are heavier than water, and those with a specific gravity of less than 1 are lighter than water.
SG is by definition dimensionless and therefore not dependent on the system of units used (e.g. slugsft−3 or kgm−3), insofar as the units are consistent. Based on the SG-value of a given substance, the density of that substance can be calculated.
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