The density of sulfuric acid is 1.84 g/mL. What volume of this acid will weigh 171 g?

1 Answer
Feb 13, 2016

Answer:

#"93.0 mL"#

Explanation:

As you know, a substance's density tells you the mass of one unit of volume of that substance.

In your case, the density of sulfuric acid is given to you in grams per milliliter, #"g mL"^(-1)#. This means that the unit of volume here will be #"1 mL"#.

So, you know that every #"1 mL"# of sulfuric acid has a mass of #"1.84 g"#. This means that a mass of #"171 g"# of sulfuric acid will have a volume of

#171 color(red)(cancel(color(black)("g"))) * overbrace("1 mL"/(1.84 color(red)(cancel(color(black)("g")))))^(color(purple)("density")) = color(green)("93.0 mL")#

The answer is rounded to three sig figs.