Chemistry: The Molecular Science (5th Edition)

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1285199049
ISBN 13: 978-1-28519-904-7

Chapter 1 - The Nature of Chemistry - Questions for Review and Thought - Applying Concepts - Page 41g: 101c



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Table 1.1 provides the densities of the given substances. We know that a larger density will mean that a given mass will take up less volume than a less dense substance. Magnesium is much more massive in this instance, but its much lower density means that it will still take up more volume than gold.
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