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Chemistry Pre-lab question about density

  1. Sep 10, 2007 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Give two examples of how you calculate the density of a solid, and two examples of how you calculate the density of a liquid.


    2. Relevant equations
    rho=m/v


    3. The attempt at a solution
    Now, the only way I know to find the density is to find volume, then mass and using rho=m/v. And for the liquid, doing the same thing... So I understand one method of each, but the other method eludes me.
     
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  3. Sep 17, 2007 #2

    mgb_phys

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    Not a very well written question.
    I suppose for the solid you could either measure the sides and calculate the volume for a regular shape or sugmerge it in water for an irregular one.
    Density of a liquid you could weigh a volume or use a Hydrometer.
     
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