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 - General Questions: 77

Answer

The discrepancy can be accounted for by the packaging.

Work Step by Step

Generally, companies pack things tightly in order to reduce the amount of space needed to ship the given product. Here, the bale of mulch was most likely packed tightly to reduce the volume it occupied. This accounts for the discrepancy.
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