# Where is density found?

## Where is density found?

An introduction to density Density is the mass of an object divided by its volume. Density often has units of grams per cubic centimeter (g/cm3). Remember, grams is a mass and cubic centimeters is a volume (the same volume as 1 milliliter).

## What is a dense liquid?

A homogeneous liquid or solution of specific gravity greater than that of water (e.g., zinc chloride and calcium chloride) that can be used in industry or in the laboratory to divide coal or other minerals into two fractions of different specific gravities.

How do you find density of a liquid?

To measure the density of a liquid you do the same thing you would for a solid. Mass the fluid, find its volume, and divide mass by volume. To mass the fluid, weigh it in a container, pour it out, weigh the empty container, and subtract the mass of the empty container from the full container.

What are the most dense liquids?

Mercury is the densest liquid at standard conditions for temperature and pressure (STP). Also called quicksilver, mercury has been known for more than 3,500 years. It is an important metal in industry, but it is also toxic.

### How do you find the density of two liquids?

The mass and size of the molecules in a liquid and how closely they are packed together determine the density of the liquid. Just like a solid, the density of a liquid equals the mass of the liquid divided by its volume; D = m/v. The density of water is 1 gram per cubic centimeter.

### Where is density used?

The density of an object is one of its most important and easily-measured physical properties. Densities are widely used to identify pure substances and to characterize and estimate the composition of many kinds of mixtures.

How dense is gas?

Density of Gas. Gas is much less dense than solids and liquids. In the early days of chemistry, some chemists made the mistake of assuming that gas had no mass, and hence 0 density. In fact, gas has density but it is about 1/1000 times as dense as solids or liquids.

How do you find density of a solid?

Calculating Density of Solids or Liquids

1. Figure out the volume, by either measuring the dimensions of a solid or using a measuring jug for a liquid.
2. Put the object or material on a scale and figure out its mass.
3. Divide the mass by the volume to figure out the density (p = m / v).

#### Which liquid is denser hexane or water?

b; hexane is insoluble in water and less dense than water.