What must you know about an object before determining its density?

1 Answer
Aug 31, 2016

Answer:

(i) its mass, and (ii) its volume.

Explanation:

Mass is usually easy to measure. Volume may be irregular, and thus more difficult to estimate.

Once given these properties, density (#rho#) is simply the quotient:

#rho="Mass"/"Volume"#. For chemists, typically the actual units are #g*cm^-3# or #g*mL^-1#.