The shattered glass case at the scene of a jewelry store robbery was determined to be made of potash borosilicate glass, which has a density of 2.16 g/mL. A 3.616 g glass fragment was recovered from a suspect's clothing. When the fragment was placed into a graduated cylinder filled with water, 1.58 mL of the water was displaced. Calculate the density of the glass fragment.  Does the glass fragment that was found in the suspect's clothing link him to the crime scene? not enough information to determinenoyes

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The shattered glass case at the scene of a jewelry store robbery was determined to be made of potash borosilicate glass, which has a density of 2.16 g/mL. A 3.616 g glass fragment was recovered from a suspect's clothing. When the fragment was placed into a graduated cylinder filled with water, 1.58 mL of the water was displaced. Calculate the density of the glass fragment.
 
 
Does the glass fragment that was found in the suspect's clothing link him to the crime scene?
 
not enough information to determine
no
yes
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Density of potash borosilicate glass = 2.16 g/mL

Mass of unknown glass fragment = 3.616 g

Volume of water displaced by the f...

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Mass DensityVolume Density 3.616 g 1.58 mL Density 2.3 g/mL

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