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The table below contains values for the density of various liquids. As 1000kg of pure water @ 4°C = 1m3, those materials under 1000kg/ m3 will float, more dense materials will sink.

Also on this page is a table showing the density of pure and tap water and relative specific gravity.

Density of Various Liquids

Liquid Temp kg/m3
1,1,2-Trichlorotrifluoroethane 25 C 1564.00
1,2,4-Trichlorobenzene 20 C 1454.00
1,4-Dioxane 20 C 1033.60
2-Methoxyethanol 20 C 964.60
Acetic Acid 25 C 1049.10
Acetone 25 C 784.58
Acetonitrile 20 C 782.20
Alcohol, ethyl 25 C 785.06
Alcohol, methyl 25 C 786.51
Alcohol, propyl 25 C 799.96
Ammonia (aqua) 25 C 823.35
Analine 25 C 1018.93
Automobile oils 15 C 880 - 940
Benzene 25 C 873.81
Brine 15 C 1230
Bromine 25 C 3120.40
Butyric Acid 20 C 959
Butane 25 C 599.09
n -Butyl Acetate 20 C 879.60
n -Butyl Alcohol 20 C 809.70
n -Butyl Chloride 20 C 886.20
Carbolic acid 15 C 956.30
Carbon disulfide 25 C 1260.97
Carbon tetrachloride 25 C 1584.39
Carene 25 C 856.99
Castor oil 25 C 956.14
Chloride 25 C 1559.88
Chlorobenzene 20 C 1105.80
Chloroform 20 C 1489.20
Chloroform 25 C 1464.73
Citric acid 25 C 1659.51
Coconut oil 15 C 924.27
Cotton seed oil 15 C 925.87
Cresol 25 C 1023.58
Creosote 15 C 1066.83
Crude oil, 48° API 60 F 790
Crude oil, 40° API 60 F 825
Crude oil, 35.6° API 60 F 847
Crude oil, 32.6° API 60 F 862
Crude oil, California 60 F 915
Crude oil, Mexican 60 F 973
Crude oil, Texas 60 F 873
Cumene 25 C 860.19
Cyclohexane 20 C 778.50
Cyclopentane 20 C 745.40
Decane 25 C 726.28
Diesel fuel oil 20 to 60 15 C 820 - 950
Diethyl ether 20 C 714
o -Dichlorobenzene 20 C 1305.80
Dichloromethane 20 C 1326.00
Diethylene glycol 15 C 1120
Dichloromethane 20 C 1326.00
Dimethyl Acetamide 20 C 941.50
N,N -Dimethylformamide 20 C 948.70
Dimethyl Sulfoxide 20 C 1100.40
Dodecane 25 C 754.63
Ethane -89 C 570.26
Ether 25 C 72.72
Ethylamine 16 C 680.78
Ethyl Acetate 20 C 900.60
Ethyl Alcohol 20 C 789.20
Ethyl Ether 20 C 713.30
Ethylene Dichloride 20 C 1253.00
Ethylene glycol 25 C 1096.78
Fluorine refrigerant R-12 25 C 1310.95
Formaldehyde 45 C 812.14
Formic acid 10% concentration 20 C 1025
Formic acid 80% concentration 20 C 1221
Freon - 11 21 C 1490
Freon - 21 21 C 1370
Fuel oil 60 F 890.13
Furan 25 C 1416.03
Furforol 25 C 1154.93
Gasoline, natural 60 F 711.22
Gasoline, Vehicle 60 F 737.22
Gas oils 60 F 890
Glucose 60 F 1350 - 1440
Glycerine 25 C 1259.37
Glyme 20 C 869.10
Glycerol 25 C 1126.10
Heptane 25 C 679.50
Hexane 25 C 654.83
Hexanol 25 C 810.53
Hexene 25 C 671.17
Hydrazine 25 C 794.52
Iodine 25 C 4927.28
Ionene 25 C 932.27
Isobutyl Alcohol 20 C 801.60
Iso-Octane 20 C 691.90
Isopropyl Alcohol 20 C 785.40
Isopropyl Myristate 20 C 853.20
Kerosene 60 F 817.15
Linolenic Acid 25 C 898.64
Linseed oil 25 C 929.07
Methane -164 C 464.54
Methanol 20 C 791.30
Methyl Isoamyl Ketone 20 C 888.00
Methyl Isobutyl Ketone 20 C 800.80
Methyl n-Propyl Ketone 20 C 808.20
Methyl t-Butyl Ether 20 C 740.50
N -Methylpyrrolidone 20 C 1030.40
Methyl Ethyl Ketone (MEK) 20 C 804.90
MEK 25 C 802.52
Milk 15 C 1020 - 1050
Naphtha 15 C 664.77
Naphtha, wood 25 C 959.51
Napthalene 25 C 820.15
Ocimene 25 C 797.72
Octane 15 C 917.86
Olive oil 20 C 800 - 920
Oxygen (liquid) -183 C  1140
Palmitic Acid 25 C 850.58
Pentane 20 C 626.20
Pentane 25 C 624.82
Petroleum Ether 20 C 640.00
Petrol, natural 60 F 711.22
Petrol, Vehicle 60 F 737.22
Phenol 25 C 1072.28
Phosgene 0 C 1377.59
Phytadiene 25 C 823.35
Pinene 25 C 856.99
Propane -40 C 583.07
Propane, R-290 25 C 493.53
Propanol 25 C 804.13
Propylene Carbonate 20 C 1200.60
Propylene 25 C 514.35
n -Propyl Alcohol 20 C 803.70
Propylene glycol 25 C 965.27
Pyridine 25 C 978.73
Pyrrole 25 C 965.91
Rape seed oil 20 C 920
Resorcinol 25 C 1268.66
Rosin oil 15 C 980
Sabiname 25 C 812.14
Sea water 25 C 1025.18
Silane 25 C 717.63
Sodium Hydroxide (caustic soda) 15 C 1250
Sorbaldehyde 25 C 895.43
Soya bean oil 15 C 924 - 928
Stearic Acid 25 C 890.63
Sulphuric Acid 95% conc. 20 C 1839
Sugar solution 68 brix 15 C 1338
Sunflower oil 20 C 920
Styrene 25 C 903.44
Terpinene 25 C 847.38
Tetrahydrofuran 20 C 888.00
Toluene 20 C 866.90
Toluene 25 C 862.27
Triethylamine 20 C 727.60
Trifluoroacetic Acid 20 C 1489.00
Turpentine 25 C 868.20
Water, pure (more temperatures) 4 C 1000.00
Water, sea 77 F 1021.98
Whale oil 15 C 925
o -Xylene 20 C 880.20

Temp
( °C )
Density pure water
( g/cm 3 )
Density pure water
( kg/m 3 )
Density tap water*
( g/cm 3 )
Density pure water
lb/ft 3
Specific Gravity 4°C reference Specific Gravity 60°F reference
0 (solid) 0.9150 915.0 - - 0.915 -
0 (liquid) 0.9999 999.9 0.99987 62.42 0.999 1.002
4 1.0000 1000 0.99999 62.42 1.000 1.001
20 0.9982 998.2 0.99823 62.28 0.998 0.999
40 0.9922 992.2 0.99225 61.92 0.992 0.993
60 0.9832 983.2 0.98389 61.39 0.983 0.985
80 0.9718 971.8 0.97487 60.65 0.972 0.973
100 (gas) 0.0006   - -

* This is for average, clean drinking water. It will vary from area to area.