METEOROLOGIST JEFF HABY
Specific volume is volume divided by mass and has metric units of m^3/kg
Since specific volume and
density are inverses of each other, a substance with a high
density will have a low specific volume.
For example, a substance with a density of 500 kg/m^3 will have a specific volume of
0.002 m^3/kg. The number 0.002 comes from taking the inverse of 500 which is 1/500
and the units switch places from the numerator to the denominator (mass/volume density
units become volume/mass specific volume units).


