What is the volume of a solution that has a specific gravity of 1.2 and a mass of 185 g?

1 Answer
Mar 16, 2016

Answer:

#154 ml#

Explanation:

  1. Find the density of the solution by the formula:
    #sp. gravity=(rho " solution")/(rho " water at " 4^oC)#
  2. Rearrange the formula;
    #rho " solution"=(sp. gravity)(rho " water at " 4^oC)#
    where:
    #rho " water at " 4^oC=1 "g/ml"#
  3. Plug in values to find density of solution to the formula in step 2;
    #rho " solution"=(1.2)(1 "g/ml")#
    #rho " solution"=1.2"g/ml")#
  4. To find the volume:
    #V=m/(rho)#, plug in values
    #V=(185cancelg)/(1.2cancel(g)/"ml"#
  5. The #V=154 ml#