What is meant by the statement that a block of wood has a specific gravity of 0.6?
The specific gravity of some of these rocks is so low that they will float on water.
If it is not between these limits, the specific gravity should be adjusted to these values at the end of the charge.
Peat, which has a specific gravity of but 0.25, may be and is employed as fuel.
The specific gravity of an infusion of chicory is also much higher than that of coffee.
Its specific gravity is 1.14, and its quality as fuel is excellent.
Oil of cloves is readily soluble in alcohol and ether, and has a specific gravity of about 1.055.
With a specific gravity of 1.150, the electrolyte freezes at about 5° above zero.
Air has but 1⁄770 the specific gravity of water, so that a balloon must be enormous to have any carrying capacity worth while.
A brief discussion of specific gravity might be helpful at this point.
specific gravity n.
Abbr. sg, sp gr
The ratio of the mass of a solid or liquid to the mass of an equal volume of distilled water at 4°C (39°F) or of a gas to an equal volume of air or hydrogen under prescribed conditions of temperature and pressure.