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Running Head: LAB REPORT
Specific Gravity Lab Report
The purpose of carrying out the experiment was to determine specific gravity and water
content of solid soils. Generally, specific gravity refers to the ratio of density of soil solids to the
density of same volume of the reference material. In most experiments, water is used as the
reference material. Different soils types have varying levels of specific gravity. Specific gravity of
soil solids is usually expressed as Gs. Water content refers to the amount of moisture in the soil
solids. A high moisture content is an indication that the soil sample has poor load bearing
properties. The table below presents different values of specific gravity for different types of soils.
Table 1: Values of Specific Gravity for different types of soils
Table 2: Moisture Content values for different soils
Water content is always expressed as (%) whereas specific gravity has no units since it’s a
ration of two density values. Specific gravity test helps in determining how heavy or light a soil
sample is compared to water. Specific gravity is an important t...