Density of Carbonated Water

By Karen Malzeke-McDonald; Updated April 24, 2017

The density of carbonated water is dependent on the degree of carbonation. There is no consistent density for carbonated water, however, if you know the variables you can easily calculate the density.


Water has a density of 1g/cm cubed.

In order to calculate the density of carbonated water, you need the density of both carbon dioxide and water. Carbon dioxide has a density of .00198 g/cm cubed. The density of water is 1 g/cm cubed.


The equation to calculate the density of a substance involves multiplying the percentage of concentration of one substance by its density and adding it to the percentage times density of the other substance.


If the concentration of carbon dioxide in carbonated water is 1 percent, you can calculate the density using the formula: .01 x .00198 g/cm^3 + .99 x 1 g/cm^3 = .9900198 g/cm^3 In this case the density of the carbonated water is .9900198 g/cm^3.

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Karen Malzeke-McDonald is both an illustrator and writer in the children's publishing market. She has an A.A.S in art and advertising from The Art Institute of Dallas and a B.A. in art history and studio art with a minor in English literature from Hollins College. Malzeke-McDonald has enjoyed many career challenges, from designing a nationally licensed character to creating and marketing new businesses.