Problem: A metal cube has an edge length of 11.4 mm and a mass of 6.67 g .Density of Common Substancesat 20 oCSubstanceDensity(g/cm3)Charcoal (from oak)0.57Ethanol0.789Ice0.917 (at 0oC)Water1.00 (at 0oC)Sugar (sucrose)1.58Table salt (sodium chloride)2.16Glass2.6Aluminum2.70Titanium4.51Iron7.86Copper8.96Lead11.4Mercury13.55Gold19.3Platinum21.4Calculate the density of the metal.

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(1) Calculate the volume of the cube

V = s3V = (11.4 mm 1x10-3 m1 mm1 cm1x10-2 m)3

V = 1.4815 cm3

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A metal cube has an edge length of 11.4 mm and a mass of 6.67 g .


Density of Common Substances
at 20 oC
SubstanceDensity
(g/cm3)
Charcoal (from oak)0.57
Ethanol0.789
Ice0.917 (at 0oC)
Water1.00 (at 0oC)
Sugar (sucrose)1.58
Table salt (sodium chloride)2.16
Glass2.6
Aluminum2.70
Titanium4.51
Iron7.86
Copper8.96
Lead11.4
Mercury13.55
Gold19.3
Platinum21.4


Calculate the density of the metal.

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