specific-gravity determinations

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In soils, for engineering computations, grains are weighed in a calibrated glass container (pycnometer), carefully excluding air, to relate the mass of the sample to its volume. The specific gravity of solid rocks can be determined using a Walker balance, and can be carried out on dry or water-saturated samples. See also density determination.

Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography.

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