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What is the density of sodium trimethylsilylpropanesulfonate (DSS)?

I tried to look for the density of sodium trimethylsilylpropanesulfonate (DSS) online but could not find anything. Perhaps someone here measured it/knows where it may be found?
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Is the density of a two-component mixture always between the densities of its individual components?

There exist eutectic mixtures, in which the freezing point of the mixture is below those of either component of the mixture, i.e., the freezing point of the mixture is not intermediate between that of ...
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Calculate molarity given density and mass percentage [closed]

Problem Calculate molarity of a solution of $\ce{H2SO4}$ with density $\pu{1.198 g/cm3}$ and containing $27~\%$ mass of $\ce{H2SO4}.$ Answer My approach I converted the density to g/l. Then i took ...
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Why is platinum denser than gold?

The atomic masses of gold and platinum are 196.96657 u and 195.084 u respectively, meaning that (on average) an individual gold atom is heavier than an individual platinum atom. At the same time, the ...
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Finding the density of nitrogen at 0 degrees Celsius and 1 atmosphere

The density of nitrogen at $\pu{0 ^\circ C}$ and $\pu{1 atm}$ is most nearly equal to which of the following quantities? (a) $\pu{0.001 g/L}$; (b) $\pu{0.01 g/L}$; (c) $\pu{0.1 g/L}$; (d) $\pu{1 g/L}$;...
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Density of d-block elements

Something that confuses me slightly is the trends in density when comparing periods 4, 5, and 6 in the d-block. Looking at periods 5 and 6, the density peaks at group 8, with ruthenium and osmium, ...
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How do I figure out the composition of a material given specific densities?

The Problem A waste material consists of sand (SG 2.7), a chemical salt (SG 2.1), and a dense plastic (SG 1.4). 200 g of a representative sample from the material is found to have a density of 2300 kg/...
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Moles of chlorine gas needed to make up an equivalent amount of saturated salt solution

I’m trying to solve a question about a saturated salt solution but am unsure of how to answer one of the parts or what it’s asking for. The Problem The maximum solubility of table salt (NaCl) in water ...
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Length of copper wire in 1 lb spool

I was asked the following question in my introductory chemistry class: The diameter of metal wire is often referred to by its American wire gauge number. A 16-gauge wire has a diameter of $\pu{0....
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Why do we use helium in balloons?

While I was looking at the periodic table today, I realised that there were gases that were much lighter than helium such as hydrogen. If hydrogen is lighter than helium, why do we insist on using ...
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How to formally calculate the surface density of layered materials such as graphene?

Typically density is defined in units of mass per volume. In the case of graphene it is mass per area, i.e. surface density. What would be the correct way to calculate the surface density (mass per ...
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What are these “certain chemical compounds” denser than osmium?

The Wikipedia entry for density states Osmium and iridium are the densest known elements at standard conditions for temperature and pressure but certain chemical compounds may be denser. I ...
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Volume calculation perchloric acid 70%

HClO4= 100.5, d HClO4=1.8, (ACO)2O=102, d (ACO)2O=1.1, H2O=18, d H2O=1 A) Preparation of 100 ml perchloric acid 0.1 Molar aqueous solution. below is my answer, but what I'm not sure is that the ...
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What makes some chemicals form steep density gradients in solution?

Caesium chloride and sucrose are both suitable for isopycnic centrifugation, and presumably not much else is. I'm unclear as to the mechanism by which they form useful density gradients. Wikipedia ...
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When finding the liquid density which gives the most accurate results, a 25 ml Pycnometer or a graduated 10 ml cylinder?

Its 10 ml graduated cylinder with 25 ml of pycnometer, and we are measuring the density of the liquid(pure liquid) in each of the materials and we are suppose to compare the densities found , in terms ...
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Largest change in the water level [closed]

Which would produce the largest change in the $\ce{H2O}$ level when added to water in a $\pu{25 mL}$ graduated cylinder? (A) $\pu{10.0 g}$ of $\ce{Hg}$ $(d = \pu{13.6 g/mL})$ (B) $\pu{7.42 g}$ of $\ce{...
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How do I calculate the density of propane assuming an ideal gas?

Assuming an ideal gas, calculate the density in $\mathrm{g/cm^3}$ of propane, $\ce{C3H8}$ at $0.000~^\circ\mathrm{C}$ and $1.000~\mathrm{atm}$. (3 significant figures) I have figured out that I need ...
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Which is the densest gas known?

Which is the densest gas known to exist under normal "shirt sleeve" conditions: room temperature, one atmosphere, won't explode on contact with air, won't kill everyone in the building in trace ...
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Suspension liquid for ferrofluid that makes it float [closed]

I am currently devising a project to create a kinetic sculpture, similar to Sachiko Kodama. Does anyone know any suspension liquids that when applied, the ferrofluid floats on top?
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Density of water increases from 273 to 277 K due to increase in entropy?

In a set of questions that I was solving, the answer to one of the questions asking why the density of liquid water increases from 0 to 4 degrees C had the above answer: due to an increase in entropy. ...
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Theoretically predict the density of water

Is it possible to predict the density of water having just its molecular structure (basically obtain 1 g/cm3 at 3.96 °C)? Are you aware of research/textbook that dive into this topic? Is it able to ...
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What gas would be suited best to form a density gradient in a long tube? [closed]

I want to set up an aero-optics experiment using a sealed ~5 m length of pipe with a gas inside. The gas must form a density gradient, and must be transparent enough to view a target at the other end ...
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Why are the OV and VO blocks of the CIS 1RDM zero?

I know the reduced density matrix has the form: $$ \gamma(\alpha,\beta) = \langle\Psi_N|c^{\dagger}_{\alpha} c_{\beta}|\Psi_n \rangle $$ but when $\Psi_N$ is the configuration interaction singles (CIS)...
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Predicting atomic weight and density of calcium [closed]

I have a question from school: Assuming that the element Ca had not been discovered, predict using the properties of the known element surrounding Ca its own properties such as its atomic weight ...
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Density and concentration of hydroiodic acid [closed]

I weighted my hydroiodic acid sample: 25 ml weight 34.1 g, so the density is about 1.364 g/ml. I want to know its concentration based on density. Does anyone have the corresponding density chart?
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Most dense hydrogen containing composition [closed]

I am searching for a composition which could host the most hydrogen atoms in a specific volume. Note that this density is sought for justifiable conditions in terms of pressure, temperature, ... and ...
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Why doesn't the density of water add up? [closed]

If the density of hydrogen is 0.09 g/ml and the density of oxygen is 1.429 g/ml, how is it that the density of water is 1 g/ml?
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Over time what happens to soluble liquids with different densities

I have a case with two liquids: Water and another chemical which is miscible in water. The chemical has a density of 800 g/l so it's 20% less dense than water. Initially the chemical was mixed with ...
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Two common fluids that don't mix inside a labyrinth [closed]

I'm not sure in which SE site put this question. Imagine a typical child toy, where a bunch of spheres move by gravity through a labyrinth. Now imagine a sealed small labyrinth with two fluids. I'd ...
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What Value of Purity Do We Substitute in the Formula C=10PD/M

In the the formula $$C = 10P\frac{D}{M}$$ $C$ is the concentration of a substance in a solution, $P$ is the percent concentration (purity) of the substance, $D$ is the relative density of the ...
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Sample: How to calculate mass of nanopaticles with given density and Vol % [closed]

I'm trying to calculate the wt% and the mass of the nanoparticles in a ferrofluid solution. Attached is data from the supplier: ...
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How to reduce surface tension of oil?

I would like to create tiny colored drops slowly falling down in a transparent liquid. The diameter of the droplets must be around 2mm, and their speed must be approximately 0.5 mm / sec. For that, ...
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How to make oil more heavy?

I would like to increase the density of a given oil (or anything that repels water) so that it is slightly heavier than water; to be able to precisely control how slow the oil would fall in the water. ...
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Concentration of electrons in silicon sample with a phosphorus dopant

I'm studying electrical and computer engineering and all I remember from chemistry is from high school. We have a $\ce{Si}$ sample and we want to replace one in every million atoms with a phosphorus ...
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What is the least dense liquid under normal conditions?

What is the least dense liquid under normal conditions, room temperature, one atmosphere of pressure, doesn't combust upon contact with air, also wouldn't kill a human just for being in the same room ...
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Calculating the density of a saturated salt solution

Is there a way to calculate the density of a saturated salt solution from the solubility limits or does it have to be experimentally determined? First instinct, is to add the mass of the salt to ...
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What is the density of compressed natural gas (CNG) used in vehicles? [closed]

I would like to know the density of the compressed natural gas used for natural gas vehicles in order to complete the formula in this Mathematics Stack Exchange post.
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Calculating Air Density and Effect of Air Composition

I have to calculate density of atmosphere, assuming that it is: 79% : N2 21% : O2 Does the percentage of gases affect the answer, and how can we find the density with such little information?
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Does iron nail sink in rubbing alcohol [closed]

I have been trying for so long to get answer
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Determine Which has the higher density the pure liquids or solutions?

What i know that it immensely depends on their individual density, but am not really sure since doing research they was no solid answer. i just want a conformation if what am suggesting is correct.
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What is the smallest molar volume?

I wondered how small a volume a mole of material could occupy, so I started with carbon, which would need 12 grams. That's 60 carats, and there happens to be a famous 60 carat diamond. If my density/...
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Correction formula for alcoholmeter

I need to find the formula, if there is one, which would calculate the correction of alcoholmeter. Basically convert observed %ABV (Alcohol by volume) to actual %ABV using the sample's temperature. ...
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Finding percentage of the gas in a binary gaseous mixture of the given density

At STP, the density of a gas in a vessel is $0.9002$. If the gas is a mixture of argon and helium, what percentage of the gas is argon? I am stuck on this. From what I can gather, the only ...
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How to make equal density pool dye without diffusion

I have a leak I have been struggling to find in my in-ground pool. I am losing about 1/4" of water per day and I believe the issue is one of the fittings in the bottom of the pool. There are two ...
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Does a freezing point of a substance always increase as its boiling point increases?

I am studying for an introductory to physical sciences test and came upon a chart describing substances found in petroleum and the distillation process. Each freezing point increases as each boiling ...
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How does density of alkali metals increase down the group?

Size of alkali metals increases down the group, so volume also shows increment, and since volume is inversely proportional to density, how does density also increase down the group?
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How to determine the volume of water necessary to produce a solution with 4.9 g/l sulfuric acid?

The molar mass of sulfuric acid is $M(\ce{H2SO4}) = \pu{98.1 g/mol}$. We have $\pu{100 mL}$ of a $0.1$ molar solution of sulfuric acid. What volume $V$ in $\mathrm{mL}$ of water, $\ce{H2O}$, do we ...
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How to calculate the average size of cubic crystals of KCl powder? [closed]

The total area of $\pu{0.5 g}$ sample of $\ce{KCl}$ powder is measured to be $\pu{1620 cm2}$. If the powder consists of tiny cubic crystals, what is the average size of these crystals? I'm studying ...
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What is the actual density of CAS 7647-14-5 (NaCl, 99+%)?

I'm not a chemist by profession, so please forgive any syntactical or vernacular oversights on my part. Basically, I'm getting mixed messages from different sites about the density of sodium chloride....
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Calculating the volume of 1 mole of liquid water

I am doing some rough calculations to test my understanding of elementary chemistry. In what follows, I calculate the volume of one mole of liquid water at about $\pu{4 ^\circ C}$ and $\pu{1 atm}$: ...