What is Specific Gravity? - Definition, Formula, Calculation & Examples


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Which of the following will float in water? The density of water is 1 g/mL

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1. Based on the information provided on the table, which of the following objects will float?(the density of water = 1 g/mL)

2. You want to make a marinade that contains soy sauce, water and other various ingredients. There are 71.94 g in 60 mL of soy sauce. Will the soy sauce float or sink in water? (density of water is 1 g/mL).

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet will prompt you to answer practice problems on specific gravity. In addition to this, you will be asked to solve for density and mass.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

More precisely, you will be assessed on the following:

  • Whether some substances float or sink in water
  • Your ability to solve for alcohol's mass
  • Your ability to solve for the density and specific gravity of seawater

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about gravity in a different light
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve practice problems on mass, density, and specific gravity
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the formula for specific gravity

Additional Learning

Have the desire to learn more about specific gravity? If so, take a look at the associated lesson by the name of What is Specific Gravity? - Definition, Formula, Calculation & Examples. This lesson will guide your understanding of topics such as:

  • Formulas for specific gravity
  • High density versus low density
  • Applications and examples of specific gravity