How do you calculate the density of a material that has a mass of 52.457 g and a volume of 13.5 cm^3?
To calculate the density, we'll use the formula below:
Usually, density will have units of
#g/(mL)#when dealing with a liquid or units of #g/(cm^3)#when dealing with a solid.
The mass has units of grams,
The volume can have units of
We are given the mass and the volume, both of which have good units. All we have to do is plug the given values into the equation:
Therefore that material has a density of