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# The ratio of an object's density to that of the water?

Updated: 8/10/2023

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11y ago

The specific gravity is a dimensionless term which is the relationship of the density to the density of water.

For metric measurements, the density in gm/cc or kg/l is the same because water's density is 1 gm/cc or 1 kg/l (at 3.98 °C, 1 ATM).

This would not be true in pounds, gallons, and etc, although if the specific gravity is calculated, then the units will cancel out and the results will be the same.

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This is specific gravity and has no dimensions.

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