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A) Before we can get the volume, we first have to determine the mass of the mercury inside the vial. We can do this by simply subtracting the mass of the empty vial from the total mass.
An empty vial weighs 55.32 g. (a) If the vial weighs 185.56 g when filled with liquid mercury (d= 13.53g/cm3), what is its volume? (b) How much would the vial weigh if it were filled with the same volume of water (d = 0.997 g/cm3 at 25°C)?
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