Specific Gravity Definition

Chemistry Glossary Definition of Specific Gravity

Definition: Specific gravity is the ratio of the density of a substance to the density of water.

Example: The specific gravity of pure water at 4 °C is 1. Specific gravity is a unitless value.

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