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Density of a Metal

  1. Jan 20, 2010 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    What is the density of lithium metal in g/cm^3 if a cylindrical wire with a diameter of 2.40mm and a length of 15.0cm has a mass of 0.3624g?


    2. Relevant equations
    D=m/V


    3. The attempt at a solution
    The problem I'm having is I don't understand what the problem is asking. How do you calculate the density of lithium metal with the diameter/length of a cylindrical wire and a the mass of the wire.
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Jan 20, 2010 #2
    You're given the dimensions of the rod, you can calculate the volume.
     
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