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What is meant by relative density of a substance? The relative density of mercury is 13.6. What is its density in SI units? Given that the density of water is 1000 kg/m3.

Asked by Topperlearning User 23rd March 2016, 10:12 AM
Answered by Expert

Relative density is the ratio of the density (mass of a unit volume) of a substance to the density of a given reference material.

begin mathsize 12px style Relative space density space equals space fraction numerator Mass space of space straight a space unit space volume space of space straight a space substance over denominator Density space of space straight a space given space material end fraction end style

The density of mercury in SI units will be 13.6 x 103 kg/m3


Answered by Expert 23rd March 2016, 12:12 PM
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