How do you determine the volume of an irregular solid?
The water displacement method is a way to determine the volume of an irregular solid. You place enough water in a graduated cylinder so that the object will be covered by the water when you place it into the cylinder. Determine the volume of water and record it. Then place the solid into the graduated cylinder. Determine the new volume and record it. Subtract the first volume from the second volume and that will give…
You place it in water to see the volume of water it displaces. Fill a large, graduated measuring cylinder to about halfway with water (say to 50mL) Put the irregular solid in, and measure the volume it reads (solid + water). (say it reads 80mL) So the volume of the irregular solid will be: volume(solid+water) - volume(water). For example, the volume of the water was 50mL, and when the solid was added, the volume increased…
Could the water displacement method be used to determine the volume of a regular solid as well as an irregular solid?
Irregular solid volume is still measured in cm3 etc To Find the Volume of an irregular object you can, Measure out a proportional amount of water to the object you are finding the volume of Put the object in the container of water See how much the water has risen by You now have the volume!! (The difference between the new and old volumes of water is the volume
Fill the can to the overflow level with water. Very gently lower the irregular solid into the can and make sure to catch all the overflow. Measure the volume of overflow. That is the same as the volume of the irregular solid. Warning! This method will be a total disaster if the solid is soluble in water. You could try any other liquid instead.
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)