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Water content of a soil sample can be determined by:
1. the alcohol method
2. the sand replacement method
3. the jar test method
4. the shrinkage limit method

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Correct Answer - Option 1 : the alcohol method

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Methods used for finding water content:

Method Properties
Oven drying method Most accurate method and is a standard laboratory method
Pycnometer method More suitable for cohesionless soil as removal of entrapped air from cohesive soil difficult.
Sand bath method It is a rapid method, hence not very accurate
Torsion balance method Drying and weighing done simultaneously, hence one of the accurate methods
Calcium carbide method Takes just 5-7 minutes and used as a field test
Alcohol test It is a quick field test and not used for soils containing calcium or organic compound
Radiation method Gives water content in an in-situ condition

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