Specific Gravity of Soils. Specific Gravity. This number indicates how much heavier/lighter a material is than water. In soils, SG refers to the mass of solid matter of a given soil sample as compared to an equal volume of water. Specific Gravity.
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Soil Solids Water
W = 187.2 lbs W= 62.4 lbs
SG= 187.2/62.4 = 3.0
See Chapter 3, Page 55 For Your Data Sheet
500 ml flask
Scale (readability .1g)