What Is the Density of Kerosene?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Apr 4, 2020 5:51:57 AM ET

The density of kerosene, in metric measurements, is 820.1 kilograms per cubic meter. In imperial measurements, this density is equivalent to 50.8 pounds per cubic foot.

Kerosene is a flammable, pale yellow or colorless liquid with an oily texture and a signature odor. It is most commonly used as fuel for burning in lamps, furnaces and in jets. It is also a solvent for greases and insecticides. Kerosene was first manufactured in the 1850s from coal tar and shale oils, and was widely used as a primary source of fuel. In 1859, it began to be made from abundant petroleum instead.