A sample of metal has a volume of #45# #cm^3# and a mass of #121.5# #g#. What is the density of this sample? What could this substance be?

1 Answer
Feb 22, 2016

Answer:

#Density, rho = "mass"/"volume"#

Explanation:

#rho = (121.5*g)/(45*cm^3)# #=# #2.7# #g*cm^-3#.

This metal is not very dense as metals go. Assuming it is an element, I would guess a light metal, starting with "a". I would make my own assessment.