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Volume expansion problem...wheres initial volume? 
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Nov2805, 10:54 PM

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A liquid has a maximum density of 0.6 g/cm^3 at 3.7 C. At 11.4C , its density is 0.60888 g/cm^3. What is beta for this liquid over this temperature interval? Answer in units of (C)^1.
Obviously this has to do with the volume expansion so I made the formula deltaV = beta * initial volume * delta temperature into beta = deltaV / (initial volume * delta temperature) assuming that initial volume is 1 cm since its not stated in the problem and thats wrong. I came out with 0.00115325 doing it that way. System says I am wrong. Am I on the right track or am I not thinking outside the box enough? 


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Nov2805, 11:00 PM

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Hmm....switching to kelvin opps
edit: doesn't matter since its a constant. 


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