July 16, 2024, 01:57:24 AM
Forum Rules: Read This Before Posting


Topic: Question on volume  (Read 3281 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

milissa00

  • Guest
Question on volume
« on: September 22, 2006, 06:16:09 PM »
what volume of mercury (d=13.6 g/ml) would have a mass of 2.8 lbs?

what is the answer to this and how do you set it up?

Offline enahs

  • 16-92-15-68 32-7-53-92-16
  • Retired Staff
  • Sr. Member
  • *
  • Posts: 2179
  • Mole Snacks: +206/-44
  • Gender: Male
Re: Question on volume
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2006, 06:37:16 PM »
Convert 2.8lbs to grams.

You know for every 13.6 grams there is 1 ml of mercury.

Using simple dimensional analysis
http://www.chemistrycoach.com/use.htm
http://www.chem.tamu.edu/class/fyp/mathrev/mr-da.html
And just search at google for lots of other examples, that was just some of the first ones.

X grams (grams in 2.8lbs) / 13.6 = ml of mercury.

Sponsored Links