The density of silver (Ag) is 10.5 g/cm^3. How do you find the mass of Ag that occupies 965 cm^3 of space?

1 Answer
Aug 28, 2016

Answer:

#1.01 xx10^(4# grams

Explanation:

To calculate the mass of the #Ag#, we have to use this formula:
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- 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, #g#.

  • The volume will have units of #mL# or #cm^3#

We are given the density and volume, both of which have good units so all we have to do is rearrange the equation to solve for the mass:

#densityxxvolume=(mass)/(cancel"volume")xxcancel"volume"#

#color(blue)("Density")##xx##color(blue)("Volume = Mass")#

#(10.5 g)/cancel(cm^(3))xx965cancel(cm^(3))#

Thus, the #Ag# has a mass of #1.01xx10^(4) g#