How would you calculate the density of methanol (#CH_3OH#)?

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Oct 14, 2016

Answer:

You would actually measure the mass of an accurately measured volume of methanol at a given temperature.

Explanation:

And of course, #rho,"density"# #=# #"Mass"/"Volume"#.

For methanol at #298K#, #rho=0.792*g*cm^-3#.

Methanol is immiscible with petroleum ether, #rho=0.653*g*cm^-3#. Would methanol float or sink on/in pet. ether?