Problem: After the label fell off a bottle containing a clear liquid believed to be benzene, a chemist measured the density of the liquid to verify its identity. A 25.0-mL portion of the liquid had a mass of 21.95 g. A chemistry handbook lists the density of benzene at 15oC as 0.878 g/mL. Is the calculated density in agreement with the tabulated value?

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density = massvolume


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After the label fell off a bottle containing a clear liquid believed to be benzene, a chemist measured the density of the liquid to verify its identity. A 25.0-mL portion of the liquid had a mass of 21.95 g. A chemistry handbook lists the density of benzene at 15oC as 0.878 g/mL. Is the calculated density in agreement with the tabulated value?

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