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Specific gravity is the ratio of the weight of a certain volume of a substance to the weight of an equal volume of water. For liquids of limited solubility, the specific gravity will predict whether the product will sink or float in water.
Elementary Treatise on Physics, Experimental and Applied - Pągina 246
per Adolphe Ganot, Edmund Atkinson - 1868 - 861 pągines
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## The popular educator, Volums 5-6

Popular educator - 1854
...mercury expands more rapidly than the air. Density of Gase». — The specific weight or density of a gas is the ratio of the weight of a certain volume of the gas to that of the same volume of air, the gas and the air being both at the same temperature and pressure; and in the use of the Centigrade...
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## The Popular Educator, Volum 5

1856
...more rapHly than the air. Density of Gases. — The specific weight or density of a gas is the rntio of the weight of a certain volume of the gas to that of the same volurife of air, the gas and the air being both a: the same temperature and pressure; and in the use...
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## Natural philosophy, tr. and ed. from Cours élémentaire de physique by E ...

...inches have been chosen. Hence the relative density of a gas, or its specific gravity, is the relation of the weight of a certain volume of the gas to that...gas and the air being at zero and at a pressure of 30 inches. In order, therefore, to find the specific gravity of a gas, oxygen for instance, it is necessary...
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## Natural Philosophy for General Readers and Young Persons

Adolphe Ganot, Edmund Atkinson - 1872 - 522 pągines
...inches have been chosen. Hence the relative density of a gas, or its specific gravity, is the relation of the weight of a certain volume of the gas to that...gas and the air being at zero and at a pressure of 30 inches. In order, therefore, to find the specific gravity of a gas, oxygen for instance, it is necessary...
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## Natural philosophy, tr. and ed. from Cours élémentaire de physique by E ...

Adolphe Ganot, Edmund Atkinson - 1875 - 542 pągines
...inehes have been chosen. Hence the relative density of a gas, or its specific gravity, is the relation of the weight of a certain volume of the gas to that...of air ; both the gas and the air being at zero and .it a pressure of 30 inches. In order therefore, to find the specific gravity of a gas, oxygen for...
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## Gibson's London matriculation guide, by J. Gibson [and others].

1882
...drawn to the point of intersection of the two other forces. 8. The specific gravity of a substance is the ratio of the weight of a certain volume of the substance to the weight of the same volume of water. If a body floats with i 1 .,- its volume above...
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## A Text-book on Physics: Being a Short and Complete Course Based Upon the ...

Henry Kiddle - 1883 - 272 pągines
...were deduced independently by Dalton and Gay-Lussac. 197. The specific gravity, or density, of a gas is the ratio of the weight of a certain volume of the gas to that of air, at a temperature of 0° C., and at a barometric pressure of 760 millimeters, equal to 30 inches...
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## Chemistry and Physics: A Manual for Students and Practitioners

Walton Martin, William Hayden Rockwell - 1900 - 356 pągines
...in specific gravity. Specific gravity of gases : The specific gravity of a gas is, as has been said, the ratio of the weight of a certain volume of the gas to that of an equal volume of air or hydrogen; both the gas and the air or hydrogen being at 0° C., and under...
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## Natural Philosophy for General Readers and Young People

Adolphe Ganot, Edmund Atkinson - 1905 - 759 pągines
...inches have been chosen. Hence the relative density of a gas, or its specific gravity, is the relation of the weight of a certain volume of the gas to that...air ; both the gas and the air being at zero, and under a pressure of 30 inches. In order, therefore, to find the specific gravity of a gas — oxygen,...
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## A Course in the Elementary Principles of Chemistry for Secondary Schools

Boynton Wells McFarland - 1907 - 199 pągines
...a gas to the weight of an equal volume of hydrogen at the same temperature and pressure. Sometimes the ratio of the weight of a certain volume of the gas to the weight of an equal volume of oxygen is taken and the result multiplied by sixteen. 91. Vapor density...
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