   Chapter 1, Problem 37GQ

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Textbook Problem

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:

The density difference between the CCl4, plastic and aluminum 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=Mass(g)Volume(mlorcm3)

Explanation

General principle is that the substance with less dense floats over the denser liquid.  Here, the increasing order of density is, Plastic soda bottle < CCl4< Aluminum.

The density of aluminum is denser than CCl

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