What are the tools used to measure volume?
Tools Used to Measure the Volume of a Liquid
- Beakers and Flasks. Beakers and Erlenmeyer flasks can be used to make coarse measurements of volumes, provided that graduated volume levels are printed on the side of the beaker or flask (not all beakers and flasks have these marks).
- Graduated Cylinders.
What is the best tool to measure volume?
Often in quantitative situations, volumetric pipettes and volumetric flasks are preferred, particularly when you are trying to measure a very specific volume. Graduated pipettes are used as well in quantitative situations sometimes.
What method is used to measure volume?
Displacement is usually the method that is used to measure the volume of an irregularly shaped object. The object is simply submerged in a liquid and the volume of liquid that is displaced is measured. As an example imagine a 100 ml graduated cylinder with 50 ml of water in it (half filled).
How do you find the volume of something?
To find the volume of a rectangular object, measure the length, width and height. Multiply the length times the width and multiply the result by the height. The result is the volume. Give the result in cubic units, such as cubic centimeters.
What are 2 ways to measure volume?
You can calculate the volume of simple shapes like a cube or sphere, but for more complex objects use the displacement method or find volume based on known weight and density.
What is volume of a shape?
Volume is the amount of space a 3D shape takes up. You can work out the volume of a shape by multiplying height × width × depth.
What is used in meaning the volume of liquid?
In general, the volume of liquid can be measured by using the glass or plastic graduated cylinders or burets. In other words, the volume of liquid depends on the shape of the container that is filled. It is expressed as cubic units of liquid measurements such as liters, millilitres, and so on.
What are two ways to measure volume?
The volume of a solid object can be measured in two ways:
- For regular-shaped objects: Measure the dimensions (length, width, and height).
- For irregular objects: Submerge the object in water and measure the volume of the displaced water using a graduated cylinder.
What is the formula for volume of solid?
Use multiplication (V = l x w x h) to find the volume of a solid figure.