Problem 58P

Benzene is a carcinogenic (cancer-causing) compound. A benzene-contaminated water sample contains 0.000037% benzene by mass. What volume of the water in liters contains 175 mg of benzene? (Assume that the density of the solution is 1.0 g/mL.)

Problem 58P

Benzene is a carcinogenic (cancer-causing) compound. A benzene-contaminated water sample contains 0.000037% benzene by mass. What volume of the water in liters contains 175 mg of benzene? (Assume that the density of the solution is 1.0 g/mL.)

Step by Step Solution

Step 1 of 4

Density can be calculated by the following formula.

.....................(1)

Rearrange the formula (1)

...................(2)