Asked in PhysicsChemistryMechanical Engineering
What is specific volume?
June 26, 2008 10:21AM
The "specific Volume" of a substance is its volume per unit mass, measured in cubicmeters per kilogram. NT: to find density of any substance is the reciprocal of its specific volume. : density = 1/specific vol. kg/m3(unit)
Asked in Chemistry
The density of tungsten is 1210lbft what whold be its specific volume?
Asked in Geology, Geophysics
What's the relationship between Specific retention and specific yield?
Both Specific retention and specific yield relate to the ratio of the volume of water (in a permeable unit of rock and/or sediment) to the total volume of the rock and/or sediment, as it relates to gravity. Specific retention is the ratio of the volume of water that is RETAINED against the pull of gravity, ...where-as specific yield is the ratio of the volume of water that is EXPELLED (yielded) against the pull of gravity. Again, ...both as a ratio to the total volume of the rock and/or sediment.
What is the specific volume of one pound of steam at 150 psi?
First you should realize that "specific volume" is an intensive property - independent of the amount of a substance. It is the reciprocal of density. Second you need to remember that specific volume depends on both the pressure (150 psi in this case) AND the temperature. My guess is that you are interested in the specific volume of saturated steam at 150 psi. The specific volume of saturated steam at 150 psi is 26.78 ft3/lb.
The density of tungsten is 1210 lb ft3 What would be its specific volume?
Asked in Physics, Weight and Mass
What is volume per unit weight?
Density is mass per unit volume, and sometimes in some industries weight per unit volume is used. Weight per unit volume is also sometimes called specific weight. Weight and mass are not the same. Volume per unit mass is called specific volume, and is the reciprocal of density. It is not clear whether volume per unit weight can also be used as a measure of specific volume.