convert pounds to gallons

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convert pounds to gallons

Postby JenPaintFinishing » Fri May 18, 2007 7:31 pm

can someone please tell me how to convert 2025 lbs (container of acetone) to gallons?

Postby Guest » Tue Jun 05, 2007 2:10 am

I don't know what that would be. I know water is 7 lbs @ gallon. I think it would be different for all liquids as thier denisties aren't consistant. Sorry I could'nt helpya. Lorenz

Postby buckee » Tue Jun 05, 2007 5:45 am

Per Wikipedia (I'll assume it's reliable for this purpose), acetone
weighs 0.79g/cm^3.

Per this site, there are 3785 cm^3 per gallon.
Also per this site, there are 453.6 g / lb.

.79g/cm^3 x 3785 cm^3/gal = 2990.15 g/gal

2990.5 g/gal x 1 lb / 453.6 g = 6.5928 lb/gal

2025 lbs. x 1 gal/6.5928 lbs. = 307.152 gal

2025 pounds of acetone is 307.15 gallons
Use at your own risk as I am not a mathematician,
and as always, check my math!
Hope this helps.

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