What is the density of phosphoric acid?


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The density of phosphoric acid (with the chemical makeup H3PO4) is 1.88 grams per cubic centimeter, when the liquid is under standard temperature and pressure conditions. Chemical indexes typically list density at 68 degrees Fahrenheit and 1 atmospheric unit.

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To determine the density of a liquid, such as phosphoric acid, divide the liquid's mass by its volume. If the pressure increases while the temperature remains the same, then the density also increases. Likewise, if the pressure decreases while the temperature is constant, then the density of the liquid also decreases.

Phosphoric acid is a common chemical used to create household cleaning products.

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