What is the procedure for determining the density of a solid?

1 Answer
Oct 8, 2016


#"Density", rho# #=# #"Mass"/"Volume"#


So (i) measure the mass, and (ii) measure the volume, and then take the quotient.

Of course, the mass is easy to measure. The volume is a little harder to assess, especially if it is an irregularly shaped solid, however, volume displacement of a liquid would be a quite feasible means.