   Chapter 1, Problem 40RGQ

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Textbook Problem

You need a cube of aluminum with a mass of 7.6 g. What must be the length of the cube's edge (in cm)? (The density of aluminum is 2.698 g/cm3.)

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation: The length of aluminum metal to be identified.

Concept Introduction:

Density: Is a characteristic property of a substance.  The density of a substance is the relationship between the mass of the substance and how much space it takes up (volume).

Density = MassVolume

Explanation

The length of aluminum metal is calculated as,

Calculate the length of aluminum metal:

Calculate the length:Given: density = 2.698 g/cm3;mass =7.6 gKnown: density =MassVolumeWhereas,Volume =  MassDensity = 7.6 g2.698 g/cm3          =2

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