Density Practice

1) Why doesn't density depend on the size of an object? For example, why is a 10 cubic centimeter piece of pine with a mass of 5 grams the same density as a 1000 cubic centimeter piece of pine with a mass of 500 grams?

2) True or false: Cutting an object in half lowers its density.

Explain your answer.

3) Many people incorrectly think that the density of an object is based on its weight. What does density really measure about an object?

4) Why don't equal sized pieces of pine (density 0.5 g/cm3) and oak (density 0.8 g/cm3) have the same mass?

5) The density of a piece of wood is determined to be 0.1 grams per cubic centimeter. What would the mass be of a 500 cubic centimeter piece? (include units in your answer)

6) The density of a mineral sample is determined to be 3.3 grams per cubic centimeter. If you had a sample that was measured to be 825 grams, what would its volume be? (include units in your answer)