A student adds 14.9 mL of a liquid to a graduated cylinder that weighs 150.0 g when empty. After addition of the liquid the mass of the graduated cylinder is 175.05 g. What is the density of the liquid?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 10, 2019, 2:08 am ad1c9bdddf
Step 1 : Find the mass of the liquid.
mass (liquid) = mass (full graduated cylinder) - mass (empty)
= 175.05 g - 150.0 g
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