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University of Florida Chemistry Outreach Program Solid Density: Identifying the Mystery Metals Estimated Time: 40 mins. + 5 mins. clean-up Topics: Density of metals, D=mass/volume, Measuring volume and mass, SC.A.1.3 Introduction: Pure solids have a known density that is easily measured in the lab. The concept of density is simple enough in principle, but often misunderstood by students as they consider mass only (“how heavy something is”) rather than pairing it with its relationship to volume as well. The equation d = m/v , where d represents density, m signifies mass, and v is for volume can be used to mathematically determine the density of a substance given the latter two quantities. The SI unit for density is kilograms per cubic meter. Objective: This lab is best combined with the University of Florida Chemistry Outreach Program Liquid Density lab, as both introduce and reinforce similar topics and are designed to complement one another. The primary objectives of this lab are to introduce students to the computational and quantitative aspects of density, and to teach the rudimentary skills associated with laboratory measurement (triple-beam balance/electronic scale and graduated cylinder use). Students will also notice imprecision in their measurements and variations (sometime significant) among their results and those of their classmates, thus illustrating the need to be cautious and repetitious during
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