Which is denser, chloroform or mercury?

1 Answer
Nov 22, 2015

Answer:

The density of mercury is intrinsically greater than that of chloroform.

Explanation:

Density is mass per unit per volume. As a chemist you should seek out quantitative data: #rho(Hg)# #=# #13.55•g•mL^-1#; #rho(CHCl_3)# #=# #1.49•g•mL^-1#. You can actually float rocks or coins on a mercury pool. Why??