Is a ring whose mass is #52.3*g#, and whose volume is #3.52*cm^3# likely to be platinum metal? #rho_"platinum"-=21.45*g*cm^-3#.
Sep 2, 2017
The measured density of the ring is.....
Given that density is a fundamental property of pure solids and pure liquids, it seems unlikely that we have got a lump of platinum.