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What can be concluded about an unknown liquid if the density is known to be 1 g/mL?
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The density of a liquid is the mass of a unit volume of the liquid. In terms of SI units density is expressed as kg/m^3, though it is commonly expressed in terms of g/mL.
If the density of an unknown liquid is known to be 1 g/mL, it is not possible to reach at any conclusion about what the unknown liquid is. Water is one of the liquids that at a particular temperature has a density of 1 g/mL. But this cannot be used as a method to identify any given liquid as water; if there are a limited number of choices and there is a large difference in each of their density it may be possible to identify water from the group of liquids by measuring their density.
Posted by justaguide on September 21, 2012 at 5:19 PM (Answer #1)
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