# Thermodynamics I: How to find density from specific volume?

What is the process required to find the density from specific volume? Please help.

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- billrussell42Lv 71 month agoFavorite Answer
In thermodynamics, the specific volume of a substance is the ratio of the substance's volume to its mass. It is the reciprocal of density and an intrinsic property of matter as well.

to get density, it is one divided by specific volume

example is 2.008 m³/kg

density is 1 / 2.008 m³/kg = 0.4980 kg/m³

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- Born YesterdayLv 71 month ago
Density = mass ÷ volume

Example: 1,000kg/m^3 for water

Specific Volume = volume ÷ mass

Example: 1m^3/1,000kg

The quantities are reciprocal identities.

Specific Volume is used in gases where

Volume is influenced by temperature and

pressure.

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- Anonymous1 month ago
Just look at the units. If you have m^3/kg and you want kg/m^3, you just take the reciprocal.

Density = 1 / specific volume

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