A cube of gold (Au) has a side length of 1.55 cm. If the sample is found to have a mass of 71.9 g, how do you find the density of Au?

1 Answer

Answer:

It is easy to find the density of gold by using a simple formula.

Explanation:

The density of any substance is mass/volume.

#ρ = m/V#

The volume of a cube is

#V=l^3#

where #l# is the length of an edge.

#V = ("1.55 cm")^3 = "3.72 cm"^3#

#ρ = "71.9 g"/"3.72 cm"^3 = "19.3 g/cm"^3#