Solution: You would like to determine if a set of antique silverware is pure silver. The mass of a small fork was measured on a balance and found to be 85.01 g. The volume was found by dropping the fork into a graduated cylinder initially containing 10.00 mL of water. The volume after the fork was added was 15.51 mL.Calculate the density of the fork.

Problem

You would like to determine if a set of antique silverware is pure silver. The mass of a small fork was measured on a balance and found to be 85.01 g. The volume was found by dropping the fork into a graduated cylinder initially containing 10.00 mL of water. The volume after the fork was added was 15.51 mL.

Calculate the density of the fork.

Solution

Density represents the mass of an object or compound within a given volume. When calculating density, we use the following equation:

density=massvolume

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