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    Finding the density of a liquid.

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    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?

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    Step 1 : Find the mass of the liquid.

    mass (liquid) = mass (full graduated cylinder) - mass (empty)
    = 175.05 g - 150.0 g
    = ...

    Solution Summary

    The method for finding the density of a liquid using a balance and a graduated cylinder is outlined. The significant figure aspects of the problem are also explained.