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Density Study Guide
Name: _________________________
Date: _______
Use the following set of questions to help you prepare for the upcoming quiz.
Part one: Basic concepts
1. What is a good definition for mass?
2. What unit do we use when we are measuring mass in our Science class?
What instrument have we been using to measure mass in lab?
3. What is a good definition for volume?
4. What have we meant by the phrase regularly shaped object? How
would we measure the volume of such an object? What unit would we use
with our final volume measurement?
5. What have we meant by the phrase irregularly shaped object? How
would we measure the volume of such an object? What unit would we use
with our final volume measurement?
6. Describe/explain how we would measure the volume of a certain amount
of water.
7. Describe/explain how we would measure the volume of a clothespin.
8. Describe/explain how we would measure the volume of a block of wood.
9. What is a good definition for density?
10. What is the equation for calculating density? What unit would we use
with our final density measurement?
Part Two: Practice Problems
11. Mercury metal fills a graduated cylinder that holds exactly 22.5 mL. This
same amount of mercury has a mass of 306 g. Calculate the density of
mercury.
12. A rectangular block of copper metal has a mass of 1896 g. The dimensions
of the block are 8.4 cm by 5.5 cm by 4.6 cm. What is the density of copper?
Density Study Guide
13. An object on the triple beam balance measured 21.6 grams. The object
happened to be 14 cm long and 2 cm wide. When put in water, the water level
rose 3 ml. What is the density of the object?
14. What is the liquid’s volume contained in this graduated cylinder? ___
15. The graduated cylinder shown below contains a small mineral. Before
the mineral was put into the graduated cylinder, the water level was at 71 mL.
What is the volume of the mineral?
________
16. Draw in water’s meniscus on this graduated cylinder if the cylinder
contained a rock that had a volume of 11.5 mL and 51 mL of water.
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