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How do you find density?

  1. Nov 29, 2013 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    Water is transported upward in a plant through xylem tissue, which consists of cells of 1 mm length and a diameter of 335 µm. The xylem cells are attached to each other to form a channel. To what maximum height can water rise in these xylem channels due to capillarity?

    2. Relevant equations

    How do you do this problem with the lack of information? How do you find density?

    3. The attempt at a solution
    hmax=2δ/(density)(g)(r)

    δ=0.073
    r=3.335X10-6 / 2
     
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  3. Nov 29, 2013 #2

    SteamKing

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    The density of water? That's a pretty standard number which can be found in most physics textbooks. It can even be found on the internet. I heard that the density of water is even a standard in the metric system.
     
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