Steel is a term used for a number of alloys of iron and carbon with differing physical properties. While the density of steel varies depending on the alloys used to create it, its value is commonly found to be between 7,... More » Science Chemistry Atoms & Molecules

Mild steel is a low-carbon steel with a density of 0.28 pounds/inch^3, based on the American Iron and Steel Institute data sheet. Mild steel was originally manufactured in an effort to reduce steel production costs by co... More » Science Chemistry States of Matter

The density of stainless steel is 8,000 kilograms per cubic meter. Density is calculated by dividing the mass of the material by the volume. More » Science Chemistry States of Matter
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