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 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 ```babai01 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? Hedgie``` 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 ?```
 ```babai01-ga 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: http://www.simetric.co.uk/si_liquids.htm 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): http://www.learnnc.org/lessons/sansiacoble12202004517 http://www.elmhurst.edu/~chm/vchembook/124Adensityliq.html http://www.edinformatics.com/math_science/dens_liquid.htm Nice enhancement of a common experiment is : adding salt (or sugar) to water and monitoring how density is slowly increasing with concentration. Units: 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 into ://www.google.com and you get (3 pounds) per (cubic feet) = 48.0553901 kg / (m^3 or enter 15 C in F and you get 15 degrees Celsius = 59 degrees Fahrenheit etc more on metric units: http://www.visionlearning.com/library/module_viewer.php?mid=37 http://www.visionlearning.com/library/module_viewer.php?mid=47 Feel free to ask if you need a clarification (=RFC). Hedgie```
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 ```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.```