How to Calculate the Density of a Solution

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The density of a solution is a relative measurement of the mass of an object compared against the space that it occupies. Finding a solution's density is a simple task. Once measurements have been taken to determine the volume and mass of the solution, it is easy to calculate the density of the solution.

Finding Density Through Measurements

    Measure the mass of a beaker in grams.

    Fill the beaker with the solution being measured.

    Read the volume of the solution in the beaker and record.

    Measure the mass of the filled beaker in grams.

    Subtract the mass of the empty beaker from the mass of the filled beaker to determine the mass of the solution.

    Divide the mass of the solution by the volume of the solution.

    Things You'll Need

    • Beaker
    • Scale