What Is the Density of Kerosene?


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.