A liter of water has a mass of 1000 g. What is the density of water?

1 Answer
Jun 7, 2018

Answer:

Well, #rho_"density"="mass"/"volume"#

Explanation:

And so we take the quotient...

#rho_(H_2O)=(1000*g)/(1000*mL)=1.0*g*mL^-1#

Note that a chemist would typically report a density in #g*mL^-1# or #g*cm^-3# and NOT in #kg*m^3#...

#rho_"water"=(1000*g)/(1000*mL)=1000*kg*m^-3#...