# physics

An object with 15 grams mass is immersed in benzene and suffers an apparent loss of mass 5g What is the approximate specific gravity of the object? (specific gravity of benzene = 0.7)

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1. volume of object * .7 g/cm^3 = 5 g
so
V = 5/.7 = 7.14 cm^3

density = 15/7.14 = 2.1 g/cm^3
or specific gravity of 2.1 times water

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