Chemistry (7th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321943171
ISBN 13: 978-0-32194-317-0

Chapter 1 - Chemical Tools: Experimentation and Measurement - Worked Example - Page 11: 4


The gallium is in the liquid state.

Work Step by Step

1. Convert the melting point to celsius. $302.91 - 273.15 = 29.76$ $^{\circ}C$ 2. Now, calculate this value in Fahrenheint. $^{\circ}F = (\frac{9^{\circ}F }{5^{\circ}C} \times 29.76 ^{\circ}C) + 32^{\circ}F = 85.6$ $^{\circ}F$ Since the cargo compartment has a greater temperature than the melting point for gallium, it will be in the liquid state.
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