##### Soil Physics - estimate grams of water to saturate soil

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Please explain and include all steps as I want to make sure I totally understand.  I will have additional paid questions and just want to find someone who can give detailed, clear answers.

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

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

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