SG & Temperature

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  1. Warr7207

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    Why Specific gravity of water rise when the temperature drops ?
     
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    Why is this in the Off Topic forum?
     
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    1.022 1.020 30gm/l
    1.023 1.022 32
    1.025 1.023 34
    1.027 1.025 36

    Hope this helps
     
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    That is because the water expands, and thus become less dense, as the temperature increase above 3.98°C, which is the temperature where pure water is at it's maximum density of 1.0000 (below this temperature the water starts to crystallize (ice) and becomes much less dense.)

    Here is an extract from what I consider to be the definitive article on this matter, called Specific Gravity: Oh How Complicated!, written by Dr. Randy Holmes-Farley and published in the now defunct advancedaquarist.com ezine

    Hennie
     
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