Water has a density of 1000kg/m^3; what does this mean? What is its density in g/cm^3?  

Expert Answers

An illustration of the letter 'A' in a speech bubbles

The meaning of the original statement is that if you have a cubic meter of water (an amount of water that is one meter in height, one meter in width, and one meter in depth), that amount of water would weigh 1000 kilograms.

The way to convert kilograms per cubic meter to grams per cubic centimeter is by using the following formula:

1 kilogram per cubic meter = .001 grams per cubic centimeter

So to find the actual answer, you could set up the equation

1000 = x/.001

So then you multiply both sides by .001

This gets you x = 1

So water has the density of 1g/cm^3

Approved by eNotes Editorial Team
Soaring plane image

We’ll help your grades soar

Start your 48-hour free trial and unlock all the summaries, Q&A, and analyses you need to get better grades now.

  • 30,000+ book summaries
  • 20% study tools discount
  • Ad-free content
  • PDF downloads
  • 300,000+ answers
  • 5-star customer support
Start your 48-Hour Free Trial