Density of Gold

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1. Problem: Gold, which has a density of 19.32 g/cm3, is the most ductile metal and can be pressed into a thin leaf or drawn out into a long fiber. (a) If a sample of gold with a mass of 2.274 g, is pressed into a leaf of 8.678 μm thickness, what is the area (in m2) of the leaf? (b) If, instead, the gold is drawn out into a cylindrical fiber of radius 2.200 μm, what is the length (in m) of the fiber?


2. Homework Equations : a=pi x r^2 and (a)(l)= part a



3. The Attempt at a Solution : part a= 0.01356, and I tried plugging it into the equation (1.521x10^-11 m^2)(l)=0.01356

If anyone could find the error in part B!! Please Help
 

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SteamKing
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Units? Showing your work?
 
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2. Homework Equations : a=pi x r^2 and (a)(l)= part a

The "(a)(l)= part a" looks wrong. The answer to part a is an area. You cant say "area times length = area".

3. The Attempt at a Solution : part a= 0.01356

That looks right (except you forgot the units).

I don't understand what you did for part (b).
 
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what is the area (in m2) of the leaf?
Don't forget that the leaf has two sides, so there are two surface areas. This could be a trick question! :smile:

So state your answer as ... m2 per side for each of 2 sides.

If you knew the shape, you could also work out the area of its other very narrow side/s. :wink:
 

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