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How is the absolute density of a bulk product defined?

The absolute density ρ of a liquid is defined via the following equation:

ρ = m / V

m = mass of the liquid

V = volume which the liquid occupies.


What is the absolute density ρ of a truck load of gasoline, which has a mass of 1,200 kg and occupies a volume of 1.5 m³ ?


ρ = 1,200 kg / 1.5 m³ = 800 kg/m³


Since the volume V which the liquid occupies changes with the liquid temperature, the product density depends on the liquid temperature as well.

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