Chemistry: A Molecular Approach (3rd Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0321809246
ISBN 13: 978-0-32180-924-7

Chapter 1 - Sections 1.1-1.8 - Exercises - Problems by Topic: 68

Answer

Yes, it is possible that it is gold.

Work Step by Step

Density of gold = $19.32{g}/{cm^{3}}$ $D=\frac{m}{v}=\frac{371g}{19.3 cm^{3}}=19.22 \frac{g}{cm^{3}}$ $19.22\approx 19.32$ Since the densities are very close, it is possible that the nugget is gold.
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