# What is the best way to measure the volume of an irregular shaped solid?

The displacement method is best. If the object can be submersed in water, then do so in a graduated container. Measure the change in volume and you will have your answer.

### How do you measure the volume of an irregular solid?

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)

### How do you measure the volume of irregular solids?

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…

### What is the formula in finding the volume of irregular solid?

There is no formula for finding the volume of an irregular solid. One method is water displacement which works as follows: Fill a graduated container with water and read off the volume of water. Then you submerge the irregular shaped solid in the water and measure the volume inside the container again. The difference between the two levels is the volume of the solid. This clearly cannot work for solids that are soluble in water…

### What method used to measure irregular solids?

To measure what quantity of irregular solids? If its volume you are referring then you can use the volume displacement method where you need a measuring cylinder, water and possibly a displacement can. Measure a known quantity of water. Then immerse the irregular solid in this cylinder. The rise in the water level equals the volume of the irregular solid. Note that if the irregular object floats, a sinker must be used to fully immerse…

### How can we calculate the density of a irregular solid or a liquid?

You can dip the irregular solid in a water or other suitable liquid. This is how, you can measure the volume of the solid. The mass can be measured by weighing scale. Mass/volume = density. It is easy to measure the mass and volume of the liquid. First measure the mass the container. Then add the liquid to it. You will get the mass of the liquid. Then measure the volume of the liquid. Use…

### Used to measure the volume of an irregular object?

You measure the volume of an irregular object by water displacement. 1)Use a cylinder that is wide enough to take the solid object and fill it with water to an amount that will completely cover the object, but don't put the object in yet. 2) Measure and record the volume of the water. 3)Carefully place the object into the cylinder with the water. Measure and record the new volume in the cylinder. 4)Subtract the volume…

### What is the process used to find the volume of an irregular solid?

There is no simple method. First of all the answer depends on the size of the solid. It is incredibly difficult to measure the volume of an irregular rock with a mass of several tons! If the solid is small then you can measure its volume by displacement. Partly fill a graduated cylinder with a fluid (water, for example) and read off the volume from the graduation. Insert the object into the cylinder and measure…

### What is used to measure volume of solid?

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…

### What is the unit for irregular solid volume?

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

### What are the steps you would use to find the volume of an irregular solid in an oveflow can?

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.

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

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…

### What pieces of lab equipment measure volume?

There are three ways to measure volume. If you are measuring a liquid, you need a graduated cyliner. If you are measuring the volume of a regular solid, you need a ruler to measure length, width, and height. You would then use the formula V=LxWxH. The third way to measure volume is to use displacement to find the volume of an irregular solid. You would put a certain amount of water in a graduated cylinder…

### How do you calculate the volume of irregular solids Describe please An irregular solid is like a toy car so how would you measure the volume of that Dont understand need help click on and find out?

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!