# Determination of weight per Milliliter (Wt. per ml).

Weight per Millilitre ( Wt. per ml)

The weight per millilitre of a liquid is the weight, in gm, of 1 ml of a liquid when weighed in air at 250, unless otherwise specified.

Method

Select a thoroughly clean and dry Pycnometer.

Calibrate the Pycnometer by filling it with recently boiled and cooled water at 250 and weighing the contents.

Assuming that the weight of 1 ml of water at 250 when weighed in air of density 0.0012 gm per ml is 0.99602 gm, calculate the capacity of the Pycnometer.

Adjust the temperature of the substance being examined, to about 200 and fill the Pycnometer with it.

Adjust the temperature of the substance being examined, to about 200 and fill the Pycnometer with it.

Adjust the temperature of the filled Pycnometer to 250, remove any excess of the substance and weigh.

Subtract th tare weight of the Pycnometer from the filled weight of the Pycnometer.

Determine the weight per millilitre by dividing the weight in air, in gm, of the quantity of liquid which fills the Pycnometer at the specified temperature, by the capacity expressed in ml, of the Pycnometer at the same temperature.