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meter cubed per kilogram

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The meter cubed per kilogram (symbolized m 3 /kg) is the standard unit of specific volume in the International System ( SI ). It is expressed directly in base SI units, and cannot be further reduced. Specific volume is the reciprocal of density .

A substance with a specific volume of 1 m 3 /kg is extremely large for its mass. In fact, air at sea level has a specific volume less than this. Materials with high density have low specific volume; materials with low density have high specific volume.

Alternative units are often used to express specific volume. The most common of these is the centimeter cubed per gram (cm 3 /g). A substance with a specific volume of 1 cm 3 /g has a specific volume of 0.001 m 3 /kg. Conversely, a substance with a specific volume of 1 m 3 /kg has a specific volume of 1000 cm 3 /g.

Also see kilogram , meter , kilogram per cubic meter , and International System of Units ( SI ).

This was last updated in September 2005
Posted by: Margaret Rouse

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