Example 428

Problem: If we say that the density of gasoline is 43 lb/ft3, what is the specific gravity of gasoline?

Solution: The specific gravity of gasoline is the comparison (or ratio) of the density of gasoline to that of water:

^ Density of gasoline 43 lb/ft3

Density of water 62.4 lb/ft3

Note: Because the specific gravity of gasoline is less than 1.0 (lower than the specific gravity of water), it will float in water. If the specific gravity of gasoline were greater than the specific gravity of water, it would sink.

Guide to Alternative Fuels

Guide to Alternative Fuels

Your Alternative Fuel Solution for Saving Money, Reducing Oil Dependency, and Helping the Planet. Ethanol is an alternative to gasoline. The use of ethanol has been demonstrated to reduce greenhouse emissions slightly as compared to gasoline. Through this ebook, you are going to learn what you will need to know why choosing an alternative fuel may benefit you and your future.

Get My Free Ebook


Post a comment