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# How could you use a beaker to measure the volume of a solid?

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The easiest way to measure the volume of an irregularly shaped solid is to use a graduated cylinder and a liquid which does NOT dissolve the solid to be measured.

Pour sufficient liquid to cover the solid (an eyeball estimate.) Note the volume of the liquid. Then place the solid into the cylinder with the liquid, and note the volume.

The additional volume, i.e., the volume before adding the solid, is then subtracted from the new volume. The difference is the volume of your solid sample.

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To measure the volume of a solid, you would place the solid in a graduated cylinder or beaker (depending on the size of the solid) with a recorded volume of water. After putting the solid in the water, the water will rise, and subtracting the original volume from the final volume will give you the volume of the solid. Ex. Put a block in a graduated cylinder with 50 mL of water and the level rises to 75 mL. Volume=75-50=25 mL To determine the mass of the solid, you would simply mass it on a balance or scale.

A beaker filled with liquid can be used to measure the volume of a non-soluble solid, or of a liquid. If the mass of the solid or liquid sample has been previously determined, the liquid (usually water) displaced from a filled beaker will provide the volume of the sample. Mass divided by volume gives the density. One of the early uses of the process was to identify counterfeit gold coins. In order to weigh the same as real gold coins, fakes would have to be thicker, and therefore have greater volume.

Density is mass divided by volume. To measure the volume of a liquid, you can pour it into a calibrated beaker or equivalent. To measure the volume of a solid, you can measures its dimensions and calculate volume, or you can dip it into a liquid of known volume and measure the change in apparent volume. Mass, in both cases, is measured the same way. Volume measurement by dipping was the discovery of Archimedes, when he realized that the level of a bath he entered rose as he entered it.

Measure the mass of the beaker including the powdered solid. Then empty the beaker, make sure ALL traces of the powder have been removed and measure the mass of the empty beaker. The difference between the two measure is the measure of the powdered solid.

Volume of a regular solid can be calculated by immersing it fully in a measuring beaker containing water. The volume of the solid will be equal to the volume of the water displaced(volume of water after immersing the solid -(minus) volume of the water before immersing the solid in water).

If the solid is square or rectangular in shape, you can measure the three dimensions and multiply them to get volume in cubic units, such as cubic centimeters. If the solid is an irregular shape, you will need to use water displacement to measure the volume. To do this you place enough water in a graduated cylinder that will cover the solid. Then record the water volume. Next, carefully place the solid into the cylinder. Measure the new water volume. The volume of the solid is the second water volume minus the original water volume.

A metric ruler is used to measure the volume of a solid

Measure the volume of the water you have. Insert irregular solid. Measure the volume of the water you have now, and subtract the initial water volume from the new water volume. The difference in volumes is the volume of your irregular solid.

You can measure it by the volume of liquid that the object displaces

yes you can use a balance to measure the volume of an irregular shaped solid.

REQUIREMENT: stone(volume to be measured), a beaker, thread, water.PROCEDURE: 1. Take water in a beaker half liter or a liter of water.2. Take another beaker with water and put into stone for half hour.3. Now tied the stone with thread and put in in step 1 beaker,the increased volume in beaker is your stone volume.Thanks.

It's simple, you just have to take a measurable recipient big enough to contain the solid, fill the recipient with a known volume of water and drop the irregular solid into the water. Then you can measure the increase of volume, which will be equivalent to the volume of your solid.

Yes you can.You can measure the solid by putting it into a gradruated cylinder.The height of the water shows you how much volume the solid has. fun is at www.qyue.webs.com

If you submerge the object in a volumetrically-labeled beaker, the volume of water displaced (how much the water rises when the object is submerged), is the volume of the object.Either a graduated cylinder or overflow can is used to measure the volume of an irregular solid by water displacement.

The volume of regular solid can be measured by multiplying the length, is width and its distance.

Cubic Meter as it is a solid and that is the norm for volume of a solid

if it is a regular solid, then you times the height by the base by the length if it is an irregular solid, then you take a Eureka can, fill it with water up to the beginning of the nozzle, put the solid in, measure the volume of the water that comes out and that's your volume

The volumes of small irregular solids are usually easily measured by measuring the volume of fluid displaced when they are immersed in a liquid. For example: You would have to put the object in a measuring glass with water in it. (~1/3 filled) Put the object in it and then get the number from the measuring glass (beaker etc. mostly beaker) and that is how you measure a irregular solid!

You look at the front of the material and you measure it and that is how you get the volume of a solid object.ChEeKz!.!.!.

When you want to measure the volume of irregular solids place it in a container containing water.The solid if it sinks in water will displace the water to occupy space.The difference in the actual measure of water and the displaced water is the volume of the solid. (this is called Archimedes' Principle)

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