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Lab: Denisty – Solids and Liquids
Part 1: Density
Background Information: The density of an object is how much “stuff”, or molecules, a substance is made of. Density is how tightly packed the molecules are. To calculate the density of a substance we need to know the mass (weight) of the substance and the volume (how much space) of the substance. Mass is determined by weighing an object. Volume of regular shaped objects is calculated by measuring length (L), width (W), and height (H) in centimeters (cm) and then multiplying them. V = L x W x H. Density is calculated by dividing mass (in grams) by the volume (in milliliters or cm

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). D = M/V.
Part 2: Density of a regular shaped solid
Procedure: Use the materials at your station to complete the data table. 1. Measure the length of the object and record. Length = . 2. Measure the width of the object and record. Width = . 3. Measure the height of the object and record. Height = . 4. Calculate volume: V = L x W x H Volume = .

5. Use the scale to determine the mass of your object. Mass = . 6. Calculate the density of the object: D = M / V Density = . Part 3: Density of a liquid
Procedure: Use the materials at your station to complete the data table. 1. Write an answer to this problem: A student has to weigh a liquid. Since the liquid can not be poured on the scale how can the liquid be weighed?
2. Determine the mass of the bottle only and record. Bottle Mass = . 3. Fill the bottle with water to the level indicated.
4. Determine the mass of the bottle and the water. Bottle and water mass = 5. Calculate the mass of the water. Water Mass =
6. Use the measuring container to determine the volume of the water. Volume of water =
7. Calculate the density of the water. D = M / V Density of water = Conclusion:

...DENSITY OF LIQUIDS AND SOLIDS
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Lab instructor:
Due date:
Results and discussion:
The purpose of the experiment was to determine the densities of the unknown liquid and solid as precisely and accurately as possible in order to identify them.
It was carried out first on distilled water in order to rule out systematic errors.
A 10 mL beaker was placed on a top pan balance and “tared”. The beaker was then removed and 10 mL of distilled water was pipetted into it before it was placed on the balance again. Thus, the mass of the water was obtained.
Five experimental trials were performed. The data and calculated results were tabulated (Table 1).
Table 1: Mass and Volume of Water and Density Calculations
Trial # Mass of water (g) Volume of water (mL) Density of water (g/ mL )
1 9.95 10.00 0.995
2 9.98 10.00 0.998
3 9.95 10.00 0.995
4 9.95 10.00 0.995
5 9.93 10.00 0.993
The densities were calculated using the relationship
Density (g/ mL) = (Mass (g))/(Volume (mL))
An example of such a calculation using the trial #1 data:
Density (g/ mL) = (9.95 (g))/( 10.00 (mL)) = 0.995 g/mL
The average of these five determined density values,
(0.995 g/( mL) + 0.998 g/mL + 0.995 g/mL + 0.995 g/mL + 0.993 g/mL)/5 = 0.995 g/mL
was considered to be the density of...

...FE 106
GENERAL CHEMISTRY
EXPERIMENT-1
DENSITY OF LIQUIDS
PREPARED BY BURAK COBAN
PURPOSE:
In this experiment we will learn how can we find the density of liquids and liquids of density how change effect of temperature, pressure, mass, volume and concentration. For this reason we will take NaCI solutions with different concentrations and we will measure theirdensities, so we will find out the effects of concentration on density of solutions.
THEORY:
Density is a physical property obtained by dividing the mass of a material or object by its volume (i.e., mass per unit volume).
Here is an old riddle:” What weighs more, a ton of bricks or a ton of feathers?” if you answer that they weigh the same, you demonstrate a clear understanding of the meaning of mass- a measure of quantity of matter. Anyone who answers that the bricks weigh more than the feathers has confused the concepts of mass and density. Matter in a bricks is more concentrated than in a feather – that is, the matter in brick is confined to a smaller volume. Bricks are denser than feathers. Density is the ratio of mass to volume.
Density= Mass (m) / Volume (V)
|Density of matter | d | g/ml |
|Mass of...

...Lab Report: [LiquidDensity]
Your Name: ______________________________________________________________
1 Purpose of this Lab
What is the goal of this lab? What question are you trying to answer, or what problem are you trying to explain?
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2 Hypothesis
After reading the lab instructions - but before starting the lab - record your best “educated guess” about what will happen in the experiment. Explain what lead you to this hypothesis.
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...PRE-LAB REPORT
Lab: Density of Liquids and Solids
Purpose of the experiment:
The purpose of this lab is to help understand how to resolve the density of liquids and solids. Also, the lab is supposed to teach us how to record lab data and how to measure volume and mass the correct way. Lastly, it’s designed to help us understand significant values and its relationship to measurements and data recording.
Lab Techniques:
One technique that will be used during this lab is comparing the accuracy (absolute & percent errors) of your calculated densities to accepted literature values. Also, learn how to determine the precision for each of your measurements and compare results. We will find out the density of water, hexane, zinc, lead, copper and know which is the densest compared to the others.
Lab Procedures:
1. Obtain the mass of your 100-mL graduated cylinder. Make sure it is dry before you weigh it out.
2. Add 20-25 mL of distilled water to the graduated cylinder. Measure the volume of the water very carefully.
After: Measure the combined mass using an electronic balance.
3. Add another 20-25 mL of distilled water to the graduated cylinder. Measure it carefully.
4. Repeat step 3 to obtain a third set of mass...

...Introduction
In the densitylab unknown metals were weighed using beakers filled with water and an electronic scale. First the metal objects were weighed using an electronic scale. Then using water, the beakers were filled half way. Next, the metal objects were poured in. Then the amount of how much the water rose after the metal was put in is checked. Lastly, record the data and clean the objects used and put away.
Design
Research question: If mass and volume are correctly measured can the density of an unknown metal be calculated.
Variables:
Controlled: Water, Electronic Scale, Graduated Cylinder
Dependent: Density; Mass and Volume
Independent: Metal(s)
Method
Apron, Goggles, Electronic Balance, Beaker, Graduated Cylinder, water, unknown metal samples
Labeled Diagram
Uncertainties: Electronic Balance ± 0.01g
Hexagon ± 0.0mL Graduated Cylinder ± 1.0 mL
The independent variable is measured based off the how much the water rises.
The dependent variable is measured when the Initial Volume is subtracted from the final volume, which gives the density of the metal sample.
Controlling the Controlled Variables: The water and electronic scale were controlled. These materials were controlled because the amount of water put into the graduated cylinder could differ, and if the scale is not zeroed again after putting down the paper towel the mass could be...

...Ashley Robins
9/13/11
Honors Chemistry
Period 4
DensityLab
Purpose:
1. To determine the density of a solid using different laboratory techniques for measuring volume.
2. To use the intensive property of density to identify an unknown substance.
Procedure:
1. Obtain a bag marked with a number containing a cube and a cylinder from the teacher. Record the number on the bag in the data table.Density of a cube:
Using a balance, record the mass of the cube to the nearest tenth of a gram. Then measure the length, width and height of the cube to the nearest hundredth of a cm. Last, calculate the volume of a cube using the formula L x W x H.
Density of a cylinder by water displacement:
Using a balance, record the mass of the cylinder to the nearest tenth of a gram. Then fill a graduated cylinder of water about half full. Record the volume to the nearest tenth of a mL. After that you carefully drop the cylinder in the graduated cylinder and record the new volume of water to the nearest tenth of a mL. The last thing you do is subtract the volume of the water you had at the beginning from the volume of water you had after adding the cylinder. This number is the volume of your cylinder.
Data:
Cube Cylinder
Mass of cube:10.4g Mass of cylinder: 29.1g
Length of cube:2.50cm...

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The Density Challenge: A Complete Inquiry Activity
Introduction
Density has been an important part of science for a very long time. Density was discovered by Archimedes, a Greek mathematician, around 250 BC while determining whether a craftsman had replaced some of the gold in the King of Syracuse’s crown with silver. Density is the compactness of a substance. The new concept ofdensity he discovered was used to expose the fraud. The purpose of this experiment is to make the heaviest floating film container without having it sink. The density of water is 1, so in order to keep the film container from sinking, the density of the sand-filled film container must be less than 1. The equation for density is D=m/V, where m is mass and v is volume. To find the volume of the film container, use the equation V=3.14r^2h, where r is the radius and h is the height. My hypothesis is that if the density of the sand-filled film container is less than the density of water, then the film container filled with sand will float. But, if the sand-filed container does not have less density than the water, then the container will sink. The independent variable is the amount of sand in the film container. The dependent variables are the mass and if the film container floats or sinks. The control...

...Sand DensityLab- Nick Schlosser
I. Overview- Finding the volume of regular shapes and irregular shapes using different methods like the water displacement method.
Procedure- See data chart
III. A.)With a ruler of calipers calculate volumes of regular and irregular objects- fill in chart.
B.) Record data from another group to compare data for same object.
Preliminary questions-
1. Explain how you propose we go about measuring the volume of sand(as sand has air around it. What is the water displacement method, describe how you do i?- You put sand in first then you put water in a graduated cylinder then put hand on the end of it and shake it up until it has no air around it. And water displacement method is when you see how much the volume of an object is by having a cup of some sorts filled to the top then put the object in it slowly, then how much water bleeds out is the volume of the object.
Post lab questions-
What is the difference between a measurement and a calculation? Give an example from your lab work- A measurement is the numbers you pull of of the object and calculation is what you put those numbers into to get another answer, and with how we measured and object then got the water displaced and did mass over volume and calculated that out.
How do your results compare to the work of another group? Write out the name of the other group and their numbers. The numbers were...

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