   Chapter 1, Problem 48GQ

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Section
Textbook Problem

Describe an experimental method that can be used to determine the density of an irregularly shapedpiece of metal

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

The experimental method to calculate the density of irregular objects has to be determined.

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

In order to calculate the density of the object, the mass and the volume are needed.  But in irregular objects, the mass is measured using the balance but the volume can be measured by immersing the object in the beaker containing the known volume of water.  After immersing the object the amount of water level raises, the volumes changes is the actual volume of the irregular object...

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