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In the opening scenes of the movie Raiders of the Lost Ark , Indiana Jones tries to remove a gold idol from a booby-trapped pedestal. He replaces the idol with a bag of sand of approximately equal volume. (Density of gold = 19.32 g/cm 3 ; density of sand ≈ 2 g/cm 3 .) a. Did he have a reasonable chance of not activating the mass-sensitive booby trap? b. In a later scene, he and an unscrupulous guide play catch with the idol. Assume that the volume of the idol is about 1.0 L. If it were solid gold, what mass would the idol have? Is playing catch with it plausible?

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Chemistry

10th Edition
Steven S. Zumdahl + 2 others
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305957404

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10th Edition
Steven S. Zumdahl + 2 others
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305957404
Chapter 1, Problem 98AE
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In the opening scenes of the movie Raiders of the Lost Ark, Indiana Jones tries to remove a gold idol from a booby-trapped pedestal. He replaces the idol with a bag of sand of approximately equal volume. (Density of gold = 19.32 g/cm3; density of sand ≈ 2 g/cm3.)

  1. a. Did he have a reasonable chance of not activating the mass-sensitive booby trap?
  2. b. In a later scene, he and an unscrupulous guide play catch with the idol. Assume that the volume of the idol is about 1.0 L. If it were solid gold, what mass would the idol have? Is playing catch with it plausible?

(a)

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

The answers for the given set of questions have to be given.

Concept introduction:

Density:

The relationship between mass, density and volume of the substance is given by density calculation formula

Densitycalculationformulad=m/Vd-density; m-mass; V-volume

Explanation of Solution

To check: The chance of not activating the trap

Given information

densityofgold=19.32g/cm3.densityofsand=2g/cm3.

The volume of gold and sand is the same, and then mass of gold is 9

(b)

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

The answers for the given set of questions have to be given.

Concept introduction:

Density:

The relationship between mass, density and volume of the substance is given by density calculation formula

Densitycalculationformulad=m/Vd-density; m-mass; V-volume

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