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# What should be the density of an unknown solution if the bottle label shows that the specific gravity is 1.12?

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- oubaasLv 74 weeks ago
Basic gravity (1.000 in per unit) has been agreed to be that of fresh water, i.e. 1000 kg/m^3 , therefore specific gravity 1.12 means 1.12 times that one worth 1.00 in pu and equal to 1.120 kg/m^3

- Andrew SmithLv 74 weeks ago
You have not specified the units you desire. SI units are in kg/m^3 but ANY units of mass / Volume are legitimate units of density.

the 1.12 indicates that it is 1.12 * density of water.

Water has a density of 1000 kg / m^3 approx so this would give 1120 kg/m^3

- 4 weeks ago
Usually specific gravity is its density compared to water. Water is 1.00 g/cm so the density of the solution is 1.12 g/cm.

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