# Blog

## How do you find the density of a liquid?

To measure the density of a liquid you do the same thing you would for a solid. Mass the fluid, find its volume, and divide mass by volume. To mass the fluid, weigh it in a container, pour it out, weigh the empty container, and subtract the mass of the empty container from the full container.

## What is the unit of measurement for liquid density?

• grams per milliliter or g/ml is the derived unit that is usually used to express the density of liquids. In measuring the mass of a liquid, they use grams or kilograms, and uses liter, milliliters and cubic centimeters to measure the volume.

## How to find the density of a liquid?

• We can calculate density of a each liquid using the formula: Density= Mass/Volume where mass is that for just the liquid (you must subtract out the mass of the graduated cylinder).

## What are facts about liquid density?

• Density of a liquid determines how it will layer (heaviest to lightest).
• If the liquid is the most dense it will sink to the bottom
• If the liquid us least dense it float to the bottom.
• Layers will remain separated because each liquid is actually floating on top of the more dense liquid beneath it.