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What is Specific Volume?

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Specific volume is the volume of a unit mass of material, and is the reciprocal of density. The SI unit is m3/kg.

Measuring Specific Volume

Specific volume can be obtained experimentally in the same way as density, using a hydrometer, which uses the displacement of water to find an object's volume, which can then be divided by the weight of the sample to determine the specific volume.

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