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Application of Archimedes' principle to determine density.

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A student gently drops an object weighing 15.8g into an open vessel that is full of ethanol, so that a volume of ethanol spills out that is equal to the volume of the object. The experimenter then weighs the vessel and its contents and finds that it weighs 10.5g more than the vessel when it was full of ethanol only. The density of ethanol is 0.789 g/mL. What is the density of the object?

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This solution contains step-by-step calculations to determine the density of the object by using the buoyant force or loss in weight of a body.

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Net increase in weight of the vessel and the contents = apparant weight of object - weight of liquid that overflowed

10.5 = {actual weight of ...

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