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Density & 7.7 g/cm^3 \\ \hline

I am using this for a table and its showing me an error "! missing $ inserted" , even though my purpose of using '^' is getting fulfilled.

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    Welcome to TeX.SX! You need to be in math mode ($) every time you use ^.
    – TeXnician
    Jun 27 '17 at 12:52
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    Or if you don't want to bother with math mode, consider using siunitx Jun 27 '17 at 13:02
  • Thanks @texnician , how can i modify this, i mean what part of the text should be between $...$ ? Jun 27 '17 at 13:03
  • For example \documentclass{article} \usepackage{siunitx} \begin{document} \SI[per-mode=symbol]{7.7}{\gram\per\cubic\centi\meter} \end{document} or \SI{7.7}{g/cm^3} Jun 27 '17 at 13:05
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    The other option would be a g/cm$^3$ or if you do not want that g/cm\textsuperscript{3}.
    – TeXnician
    Jun 27 '17 at 13:13
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As pointed out by the TeXnician in his/her/its comment ^ only works in math mode.

To circumvent getting in this situation in the first place, I would rather use siunitx instead of manually writting the unit.

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{siunitx}

\begin{document}

\SI[per-mode=symbol]{7.7}{\gram\per\cubic\centi\meter}

\SI{7.7}{g/cm^3}

\end{document}

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