Worksheet #2: Density
KEY
Name___________________
mass
1. Density describes the relationship between the ____________
and
volume
____________ of a sample of a substance.
g/mL
g/cm
2. The most common units for density are _______
and _______.
3
3
1.0 g/mL (g/cm )
3. The density of water is ____________.
4. A small beaker contains 55.0 mL of water. What would be the mass of the
water?
m = D ! V = 1.0
g
! 55.0 mL = 55 g
mL
5. Object A has a mass of 500 g and a density of 5.0 g/cm3. Object B has a mass
of 650 g and a density of 6.5 g/cm3.
a. Which object would displace the most liquid? EXPLAIN.
m
500 g
m
600 g
=
= 100 cm3
V=
=
= 100 cm3
g
g
D
D
5.0
6.0
cm3
cm3
Because the volumes are equal, both objects would displace the same amount of liquid.
V=
b. Could the two objects be made of the same substance? EXPLAIN.
No; the objects have different densities.
6. The density of silver is 10.5 g/cm3. What will be the volume of a piece of
silver having a mass of 31.5 g?
V=
m
31.5 g
=
= 3.00 cm3
g
D
10.5
cm3
7. A sample of iron occupies a volume of 10.0 cm3. If the density of iron is 7.9
g/cm3, what is the mass of the sample?
m = D ! V = 7.9
g
cm3
! 10.0 cm3 = 79 g
8. Iron is sold in sheets that are 2.0 cm thick and 120.0 cm wide. You want to buy
a sheet of iron with a mass of 50,000.0 g. What must be the length of the
sheet of iron?
V=l ! w ! h
V=
m
50,000.0 g
=
= 6300 cm3
g
D
7.9
cm3
6300 cm3 = l ! 120.0 cm ! 2.0 cm
l = 26 cm
CHEMISTRY: A Study of Matter
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