## What is the ratio of a substance mass to its volume?

Density of
Density of a substance is the ratio of mass of the substance to its volume.

## What is a minerals mass divided by its volume?

Density is the mass of an object divided by its volume. Density often has units of grams per cubic centimeter (g/cm3). Remember, grams is a mass and cubic centimeters is a volume (the same volume as 1 milliliter).

## What is a ratio of a minerals weight compared with the weight of an equal volume of water?

Specific gravity
Specific gravity, which is virtually identical to density, is the ratio of the weight of a substance (mineral sample) to the weight of an equal volume of water at a specified temperature.

## What is the ratio of mass of fluid to its volume?

Detailed Solution

The mass density or density of a material is defined as its mass per unit volume. The symbol most often used for density is ‘ρ’ (rho). SI unit of density is Kgm-3. The density of a material varies with temperature and pressure.

## How do you calculate volume of a mineral?

Drop each mineral sample into the cylinder and record the level of the water in the graduated cylinder for each sample. Calculate the volume of each sample by subtracting the initial water volume from the volume after the sample was added. Record the volume of each sample on your chart in milliliters (mL).

## How do you divide volume by mass?

What is the formula for density? The formula for density is the mass of an object divided by its volume. In equation form, that’s d = m/v , where d is the density, m is the mass and v is the volume of the object. The standard units are kg/m³.