Chemistry 9th Edition

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1133611095
ISBN 13: 978-1-13361-109-7

Chapter 1 - Chemical Foundations - Active Learning Questions - Page 33: 14


Since water displacement is solely dependent on volume, the 1.0 cubic centimeter sample of lead and the 1.0 cubic centimeter sample of glass would displace the exact same amount of water since they have the same volume. The amount of water displaced by each of them would be equal to their volumes, 1.0 cubic centimeters.

Work Step by Step

Water displacement is the amount that water rises when a substance is dropped into it. The amount that the water rises is equal to the volume of the sample. Since the lead and the water had the same volume, we can disregard their identity since volume is the only physical property that matters.
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