February 21, 2017

Homework Help: Density

Posted by John on Tuesday, August 29, 2006 at 10:03pm.

Can you identify a metal if you know its density? Explain

It depends upon how accurately the density is determined. In some cases, especially where the "unknown" has a density that isn't close to another metal, yes, the density can identify the metal with a high degree of certainty. In other cases where large groups of metals have the same or nearly the same density, it isn't possibly to identify one in that group with a high degree of certainty. I hope this helps.

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