Specific Gravity

Specific Gravity of Soil Solids by Water Pycnometer (ASTM 854)

Scope:

These test methods cover the determination of the specific gravity of soil solids that pass the 4.75-mm (No. 4) sieve, by means of a water pycnometer. When the soil contains particles larger than the 4.75-mm sieve, Test Method C127 shall be used for the soil solids retained on the 4.75-mm sieve and these test methods shall be used for the soil solids passing the 4.75-mm sieve.

Soil solids for these test methods do not include solids which can be altered by these methods, contaminated with a substance that prohibits the use of these methods, or are highly organic soil solids, such as fibrous matter which floats in water.

Method Data

Method D854
No Preservation
250mL HDPE bottle
Grab sampling
Viscometers
ASTM D445

Analyte List

AnalyteFormulaCAS Number
Specific Gravity

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