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# Density

A physical property

Density
Density - the amount of mass per unit of
volume.
It can be expressed in the following formula.

Density

The formula

Density = mass
volume
Or
D=m/v

Understanding Density

mass and volume.

(balance/scale)

## Volume-The amount of space occupied by an object.

(ruler and formula or graduated cylinder)

## So density is just the amount of matter in an object

divided by the space that the object occupies.

Density

## If you have any two components, you can

figure out mathematically the third
component by substituting the numbers in
the formula. (D=m/v)

Density

## To calculate density, substitute numbers

(preferable from your data) for mass and
volume.

## You would use a scale or a balance to find

mass, and you could either use a formula (l x w
x h) or use a graduated cylinder to find volume.

Volume
The formula for volume is

V=lxwxh
(volume = length x width x height)
Or,
you could simply see how much water a solid or liquid
object displaces in a graduated cylinder.

Density

## You can even determine the relative

densities of liquids by the layers that are
formed when they are mixed, or what
floats upon what.

Density of Water

or D=1g/ml

## Substances that are more dense than

1g/ml will sink when placed in water.

## Substances that are less dense than 1g/ml

will float when placed in water.

Density in Solids

## A couple of video clips might help with

D = m/v..where v = l x w x h

## Practical applications of density

Density in Liquids