Chapter 3.2 Determination of the density of solids
Mathematical, physical and chemical tables
First Online Edition (2006)
Part 3. Preparation and examination of specimens
Published Online: 1 JAN 2006
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How to Cite
Richards, F. M. and Lindley, P. F. 2006. Determination of the density of solids. International Tables for Crystallography. C:3:3.2:156–159.
- Published Online: 1 JAN 2006
Chapter 3.2 deals with methods and precautions required to measure the density of solids and is firmly based on an earlier version by F. M. Richards. A knowledge of the density can be of considerable use in determining the number of ‘molecules’ per asymmetric unit, although in the case of biological macromolecules the measurement of density can be problematic.
- Archimedes method for density measurement;
- density measurement;
- immersion microbalance;