When is the density of water #"1 g/mL"#? How can we measure density?
It can also help us determine what other substances are made of using the water displacement experiment. This is done by observing how much water is displaced when an object is submerged in the water. As long as you know the density of the water, the mass of the object being submerged and the volume of increase you can calculate the density of the object.
This was done by the great Archimedes in discovering what composed the kings crown.
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