A student measures the mass of a beaker filled with corn oil to be 215.6 g. The mass of the beaker is 110.4g. What is the density of the corn oil if its volume is 114 cm^3?

Jul 17, 2016

The density of the corn oil is $\text{0.926 g/cm"^3}$.

Explanation:

In order to determine the density of a substance, you need to know its mass and volume.

To find the mass of the corn oil, subtract the mass of the beaker from the mass of the corn oil and the beaker.

$\text{215.6 g"-"110.4 g"="105.2 g}$

The volume of the corn oil is given as $\text{114 cm"^3}$.

The density equation is:

$\text{density"="mass"/"volume}$

To determine the density of the corn oil, substitute the known mass and volume into the equation and solve for density.

"density"=(105.6"g")/(114"cm"^3")

$\text{density"="0.926 g/cm"^3}$