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# Mass, Weight, Density or Specific Gravity of Different Metals

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## Density of Metals. Search

The mass of over 30 different metals and alloys are listed below. While the data is useful for design, individual samples will differ. Impurities will often have an influence. A 1000kg of pure water = 1 cubic metre. Pure water was chosen as the 'base line' for specific gravity and given the value of 1. The specific gravity of all other materials are compared to water as a fraction heavier or lighter density. For example, beryllium has a specific gravity (sg) of 1.84 (1840 kg/cu.m) (see table below) As specific gravity is just a comparison, it can be applied across any units. The density of pure water is also 62.4 lbs/cu.ft (pounds per cubic foot) and if we know that a sample of alumimium has a sg of 2.5 then we can calculate that its density is 2.5 x 62.4 = 156 lbs/cu.ft. Note, kg/cu.m divided by 16.02 = lbs/cu.ft [ go back to density of materials home page ] [ density of wood ] [ density of liquids ] [ density of water ]

Metal or alloy
aluminium - melted aluminium bronze (3-10% Al) aluminium foil antifriction metal beryllium beryllium copper brass - casting brass - rolled and drawn bronze - lead bronze - phosphorous bronze (8-14% Sn) cast iron cobolt copper delta metal electrum gold iron lead light alloy based on Al light alloy based on Mg magnesium mercury molybdenum

kg/cu.m
2560 - 2640 7700 - 8700 2700 -2750 9130 -10600 1840 8100 - 8250 8400 - 8700 8430 - 8730 7700 - 8700 8780 - 8920 7400 - 8900 6800 - 7800 8746 8930 8600 8400 - 8900 19320 7850 11340 2560 - 2800 1760 - 1870 1738 13593 10188

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6/4/2010

## Mass, Weight, Density or Specific Gravity of Different Metals

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monel nickel nickel silver platinum plutonium silver steel - rolled steel - stainless tin titanium tungsten uranium vanadium white metal zinc goto top

8360 - 8840 8800 8400 - 8900 21400 19800 10490 7850 7480 - 8000 7280 4500 19600 18900 5494 7100 7135

We have tried to be accurate with the above table but cannot be held responsible for inaccuracies. Go back to first principals and double check your calculations if the result is 'mission critical'. Remember that you cannot create energy only convert it. Likewise, you will not find a conversion from pounds to metres - the basic units must remain the same - mass converted to mass, length converted to length, et al. You won't usually find a conversion from kilograms to grams - the prefix 'kilo' means '1,000' so a kilogram is in fact 1,000 grams in the same way as a kilometer is 1,000 metres [or about 1,000 yards in 'old money']. I have put a few in the tables because visitors have asked for them. More prefixes can be found on another table. One handy metric link between units to remember is that 1 Litre [1000cc] of pure water weighs 1 kilogram. If accuracy is critical beware of old versions of MS Excel which had problems rounding off numbers. More information on the SI System (Le Systme International d'Units) base units and definitions. Click here for Scientific, Technical & Medical Books