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" ... once what is the weight of a quantity of water, equal in bulk to the solid matter in the sand ; and by comparing this with the weight of the sand, we have its true specific gravity. "
The Edinburgh Magazine and Literary Miscellany - Page 370
1825
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A Manual of Chemistry: Containing the Principal Facts of the Science, in the ...

John White Webster - Chemistry - 1839 - 556 pages
...it from the я ťolids bottom of one of the scales. The difference in the "^ ' results will express the weight of a quantity of water equal in bulk to the solid whoso specific gravity is to be determined, and the following proportion will give its epecific gravity...
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Elements of natural philosophy

Golding Bird - 1839 - 120 pages
...will be its specific gravity. The rationale of this process is sufficiently obvious, for the last loss is = the weight of a quantity of water, equal in bulk to the heavy and light bodies together; and the first loss is = the weight of water, equal in bulk to the...
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Lectures on Select Subject in Mechanics, Hydrostatics, Pneumatics, Optics ...

James Ferguson - Astronomy - 1839 - 463 pages
...weight into the opposite scale as will restore the balance to an equipoise ; and this weight will be the weight of a quantity of water equal in bulk to the quicksilver. Lastly, divide the weight of the quicksilver in air by the weight of its bulk of water,...
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A Manual of Chemistry: Containing the Principal Facts of the Science, in the ...

John White Webster - Chemistry - 1839 - 556 pages
...difference between the weight of the heavy solid in air and its weight in water ; the remainder will show the weight of a quantity of water equal in bulk to the light body, and we can then find its specific gravity in the way directed above. Thus, If the weight...
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A Brief Exposition of the Science of Mechanical Electricity: Or Electricity ...

Robert Hare - Electricity - 1840 - 144 pages
...compensate its buoi * when immersed in water by being placed beneath the leaden disk in the lower * gives the weight of a quantity of water equal in bulk to the cork. Hence, if number of grains representing the weight of the rork be divided by that represent the...
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Elements of Chemical Analysis, Inorganic and Organic

Edward Andrew Parnell - Chemistry - 1842 - 309 pages
...the difference between the weight of the heavy solid in air and its weight in water ; the remainder is the weight of a quantity of water equal in bulk to the light solid, from which the specific gravity of the substance may be obtained by simple proportion....
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An Introduction to the Study of Chemical Philosophy: Being a Preparatory ...

John Frederic Daniell - Chemistry, Physical and theoretical - 1843 - 764 pages
...solid matter in the sand. Now by marking the number of grains of water held by the narrow tube on a graduated scale attached to it, we can find at once...quantity of water equal in bulk to the solid matter contained in the sand; by comparing this with the weight of the sand we shall have its true specific...
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Elements of Natural Philosophy: Being an Experimental Introduction to the ...

Golding Bird - Physics - 1848 - 402 pages
...result will be its specific gravity. The rationale of this process is very plain, for the last loss is = the weight of a quantity of water, equal in bulk to the heavy and light bodies together; and the first loss is = the weight of water, equal in bulk to the...
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Chemical and Pharmaceutic Manipulations: A Manual of the Mechanical and ...

Campbell Morfit, Alexander Mucklé - Chemistry - 1849 - 482 pages
...the difference between the weight of the heavy solid in air and its weight in water ; the remainder is the weight of a quantity of water equal in bulk to the light solid, from which the specific gravity of the substance may be obtained by simple proportion....
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The Eye: Its Diseases and Their Cure; Comprising a Familiar Description of ...

James W. Powell - Eye - 1849 - 164 pages
...vessel may keep above water, it is necessary that the vessel and its cargo should be of less weight than the weight of a quantity of water equal in bulk to the part of the vessel which is immerged in the water. Now, by actual experiment, it has been ascertained...
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