ASTM D3505 - 18 - Standard Test Method for Density or Relative Density of Pure Liquid Chemicals

ASTM D3505 - 18

Standard Test Method for Density or Relative Density of Pure Liquid Chemicals

Status : Current   Published : February 2018



1.1 This test method describes a simplified procedure for the measurement of density or relative density of pure liquid chemicals for which accurate temperature expansion functions are known. It is restricted to liquids having vapor pressures not exceeding 79 993 Pascal (0.800 bar, 600 mm Hg (0.789 atm) at the equilibration temperature, and having viscosities not exceeding 15 cSt at 20°C.

1.2 Means are provided for reporting results in the following units:

Density g/cm3 at 20°C

Density g/mL at 20°C

Relative density 20°C/4°C

Relative density 15.56°C/15.56°C

Note 1: This test method is based on the old definition of  1 L = 1.000028 dm3 (1 mL = 1.000028 cm3). In 1964 the General Conference on Weights and Measures withdrew this definition of the litre and declared that the word “litre” was a special name for the cubic decimetre, thus making 1 mL = 1 cm3 exactly.

Note 2: An alternative method for determining relative density of pure liquid chemicals is Test Method D4052.

1.3 In determining the conformance of the test results using this method to applicable specifications, results shall be rounded off in accordance with the rounding-off method of Practice E29.

1.4 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.

1.5 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. Specific hazard statements are given in Section 8, Hazards.

1.6 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.

Standard NumberASTM D3505 - 18
TitleStandard Test Method for Density or Relative Density of Pure Liquid Chemicals
Publication Date15 February 2018
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)No other standards are normatively referenced
Informative References(Provided for Information)No other standards are informatively referenced
Descriptors correction for temperature expansion, density, pure liquid chemicals, relative density
File Size1.019 MB

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