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The American Petroleum Institute (API) gravity (used extensively in the petroleum industry) is defined, in degrees, by 141.5 specific gravity Deg Ah Deg API = Here the specific gravity is the ratio of the density of the liquid to that of water, both at 60°F Sketch the relation between density in g/cm3 and degrees API. What advantages of this scale might have led the petroleum industry to invent and adopt it?

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