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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  • 1 month ago
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    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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  • 1 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 


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  • Anonymous
    1 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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