# Specific Volume

Written by Jerry Ratzlaff on . Posted in Thermodynamics

Specific volume, abbreviated as $$\upsilon$$, is the volume in a unit of mass.  Specific volume is a intensive variable whose physical quantity value does not depend on the amount of the substance for which it is measured.  Specific volume is the reciprocal of density, a substance with a higher density will have a lower specific volume.

### Specific Volume formula

(Eq. 1)  $$\large{ \upsilon = \frac{V}{m} }$$

(Eq. 2)  $$\large{ \upsilon = \frac{1}{\rho} }$$

Where:

$$\large{ \upsilon }$$   (Greek symbol upsilon) = specific volume

$$\large{ \rho }$$   (Greek symbol rho) = density

$$\large{ m }$$ = mass

$$\large{ V }$$ = volume

Solve for:

$$\large{ \rho = \frac{1}{\upsilon} }$$

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