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Q: Density of Household Liquids ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   1 Comment )
Subject: Density of Household Liquids
Category: Science > Physics
Asked by: babai01-ga
List Price: $15.00
Posted: 01 Oct 2006 05:12 PDT
Expires: 31 Oct 2006 04:12 PST
Question ID: 769880
Is there chart containing densities of common household liquids?
Liquids include canola oil, dishwashing liquid, liquid detergent soap,
liquid fabric freshner, cooking wine,vinegar,soya sauce,diet sprite
and anything that is very common in kitchen and laundry.

Request for Question Clarification by hedgie-ga on 01 Oct 2006 11:25 PDT

  please clarify how accurate ans cmplete the lsit needs to be.

 Many such liquids are colutions, in water and alcohol..

For example cooking wine,vinegar,soya sauce,diet sprite
 would be close to density of water - so would that be enough to say that?

e.g. for oil I have

Whale oil 	15 C	925 


Coconut oil	15 C	924.27
Cotton seed oil	15 C	925.87

etc    (unit is kg/ cubic m)

So, would few more like that be a good answer?


Clarification of Question by babai01-ga on 01 Oct 2006 14:23 PDT
For materials having density close to water, a relative asessment like
oil< Water < soya Sauce will be good.

For others, a two column list of material versus kg/cubic-m will be
good. We need around 8-10 liquids for the experiment.

What is 15 C 925 ?
Subject: Re: Density of Household Liquids
Answered By: hedgie-ga on 01 Oct 2006 22:37 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars

           Whale oil 	15 C	925 

means:   at the temperature of 15 degrees Celsia (=Centigrade)  one cubic meter
         of whale oil will have mass of 925 kg (kilograms).
which aslo means : 1cc (cubic centimeter) will have mass .925 g (grams).

If it is a science experiment, it should be made in SI (metric) units as all
'real' science is done in SI. I will include few conversion links later.
Density goes down as T  (=temperature) increases (except for water).

Here is a list of densities:

Note that   'usual alcohol' is  Ethyl Alcohol or etahnol 
and 'rubbing alcohol' is Propanol

 Note that all oils are always a bit lighter (=lower density) then water.
 About .925 +/-.002  which is less then water - which is why  oil floats
 on the surface of water ( shiny rainbow colors on the puddles)..

Density is a popular experiment, often described on web (if you need that):

Nice enhancement of a common experiment is : adding salt (or sugar) to
water and monitoring how density is slowly increasing with concentration. 


1kg/ m^3 (one kilogram per meter cubed) = 1g/ cc = 1g / mL

 cc = cubic centimeter is 1 mL = one mili Liter

Easiest way to convertr to  other units is to use the popular search engine

example: enter

3 pounds per cubic feet in kg/m^3


and you get 

	(3 pounds) per (cubic feet) = 48.0553901 kg / (m^3


      15 C in F
and you get 
            15 degrees Celsius = 59 degrees Fahrenheit


more on metric units:

Feel free to ask  if you need a clarification (=RFC).

babai01-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $5.00
Good work. Very thorough and understood the requirement well.

Subject: Re: Density of Household Liquids
From: qed100-ga on 01 Oct 2006 18:13 PDT
You could gather a lot of these data on your own during a long
afternoon at Wal*Mart. Just go down the aisles, identifying products
of interest to you, and reading their statistics off the labels.

   For example, in my kitchen I've found a bottle of vegetable oil. It
gives a volume of 1.41 liters. It also specifies 96 servings per
container, at 14 grams per serving. So that's 1.344 kg/l.41 L, or
0.953 kg/L.

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