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Chemistry & Chemical Reactivity

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John C. Kotz + 3 others
Publisher: Cengage Learning
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John C. Kotz + 3 others
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781133949640
Chapter 1, Problem 27GQ
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Carbon tetrachloride, CCI4, a common liquid compound, has a density of 1.58 g/cm3. If you place a piece of a plastic soda bottle (d = 1.37 g/cm3) and a piece ofaluminum (d= 2.70 g/cm3) in liquid CCI4, will the plastic and aluminum float or sink?

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

Plastic and aluminum whether sinks or floats inCCl4 has to be given.

Concept introduction:

Density:

Density can be defined as property that links mass of an object to its volume.  It derived quantity and its unit is gml-1 for liquids and gcm-3 for solid.  The density of material can be calculated with the help of formula,

  Density = MassgVolumemLorcm3

Explanation of Solution

Given information is shown below,

  Density of CCl4 = 1.58 g/cm3Density of plastic = 1.37 g/cm3Density of Al = 2.70 g/cm3

General principle is that the substance with less dense floats over the denser liquid

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