The purity of gold can be tested by weighing it in air and

University Physics | 13th Edition | ISBN: 9780321675460 | Authors: Hugh D. Young, Roger A. Freedman

Problem 11DQ Chapter 12

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Problem 11DQ

The purity of gold can be tested by weighing it in air and in water. How? Do you think you could get away with making a fake gold brick by gold-plating some cheaper material?

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Solution to 11DQ Step 1of 1 Introduction Relative density is the ratio of the density of a substance to that of the density of a reference fluid. Generally we take water as the standard fluid. Every substance has 0 a standard specific gravity or relative density with respect to water at 4 C. Purity of gold is tested by weighing it in air and then while it being submerged in water.

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Chapter 12, Problem 11DQ is Solved
Textbook: University Physics
Edition: 13
Author: Hugh D. Young, Roger A. Freedman
ISBN: 9780321675460

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