If a person has the values for an object's density and volume, what value can be calculated?

Oct 10, 2016

Clearly, you can assess the mass of the object.

Explanation:

$\text{Density, } \rho$ $=$ $\text{Mass"/"Volume}$. And for chemists, $\rho$ typically has the units $g \cdot m {L}^{-} 1$ or $g \cdot c {m}^{-} 3$.

Thus, if you had values for $\rho$ and $\text{volume}$, you could assess the mass of the object by taking the product:

$\text{Mass"="volume"xx"density}$.

Such a product gives units of grams as required, because $\cancel{m L} \times g \cdot \cancel{m {L}^{-} 1} = \text{grams}$.