Whatis the unit for density in physics?

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steveschoen eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Density is always = mass/volume, or mass per unit volume.  As for what units, that all depends upon what the items are.  The more standard ones, I believe, are kg/cm3 and lbs/in3.  But, there are no "set" units.  It will always be mass/volume.  But, the units can change.

parama9000 | Student

Kg/ centimeter cube

kg/milliliter cube

laurto | Student

The SI unit for density is 




A centimeter cubed is equal to a mL cubed. 

Yojana_Thapa | Student

kg/ cm^3 or kg/ mL^3

xelina | Student

The SI unit for density is kilogram per cubic meter (kg/m3 

amysor | Student

The SI Unit (Standard International) unit for density is

     • kg/ cm^3


     • kg/ mL^3

Although, these units can vary due to what is mass and volume's units because of the density formula.

     D = M/ V

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