Soil Physics - estimate grams of water to saturate soil

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7) A cylinder (4 cm diameter by 10 cm long) contains 210.0 g of oven-dry mineral soil. Estimate the grams of water required to fully saturate the soil in the cylinder.

Oct 1st, 2015

Thank you for the opportunity to help you with your question!

this is a simple question buddy, firstly we get the volume of cylinder.

we then determine the particle density of the mineral from a chart or if given(you haven't given that)

next we establish the volume of the mineral with the relation (density=mass/volume)

we get the mineral volume and subtract from the cylinder volume.

since the density of water is 1g/cm3 the answer is this volume but in grams

Please let me know if you need any clarification. I'm always happy to answer your questions.
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