What is the density of a substance with a mass of 5 g and a volume of 10cm^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:
Thus, the substance has a density of