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    moles to gallons?

    Ok, completely off topic for these forums I know, but I have searched high and low and can't get a straight answer.
    I am working on a feasability study for the production of biodiesel, and need to know how much a gallon of glycerin (a by product of the production) wieghs (because I have the sale price per pound and only know the production value by gallons). I know the molecular mass of glycerin is 92.09 g/mol, but cannot for the life of me figure out how to put that into gallons so I can come up with a usable number. Any help from a chemistry buff would be sooo appreciated

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    Sorry dude, i'm just buff.

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    Not the answer you want, but:

    To get a rough estimate use the weight of water (assuming glycerin would be heavier), 8.34 lbs/gallon iirc.

    92.09 g/mol what's the g? grams, gallons? 28grams/ounce, so if it's grams, you just need to know how many ounces in a gallon. Via how much mass an ounce has.

    Of course you can make fun of me for my ignorance, maybe while your laughing at me the answer will come to you?

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    According to this site

    55 gallons of 99.7%, USP grade, Kosher glycerin. 551 pounds net (product weight). Gross weight 630 lbs with a pallet. Ships LTL (shipping quoted separately) class 55. If ordering please note in the "note section" if the freight will be quoted residential and if you need a tail gate lift when no loading dock is available.
    551lbs/55gallons=10.018181818 lbs/gallon

    Edit used shipping weight, changed to product weight

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    this reminds me way too much of chemistry class

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    Looking at the title of this thread, I thought it was about some new type of alternative fuel car that runs on rodents.

    What a dissapointment.

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    55 gallons of 99.7%, USP grade, Kosher glycerin. 551 pounds net (product weight). Gross weight 630 lbs with a pallet. Ships LTL (shipping quoted separately) class 55. If ordering please note in the "note section" if the freight will be quoted residential and if you need a tail gate lift when no loading dock is available.
    PERFECT! Thanks a million.

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    They have their price/gallon on that site too. 12.49$/gallon, maybe save ya some more time to just use their price :0)~ or use it as a base price (so you don't go and offer it extremely lower than them, and lose profits).

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    Great thread


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