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# Which of the following has the greatest ' density' (a)Ice, (b) Butter or (c) Oak ?

Question #24985. Asked by Batch. (Dec 08 02 8:10 PM)

Kainantu

'The density of ice Ih is 0.931 gm/cubic cm. This compares with a density of 1.00 gm/cubic cm. for water. There are eleven different forms of crystalline ice that are know. The hexaganol %5Bsic%5D form known as ice Ih is the only one that is found naturally.'
http://hypertextbook.com/facts/2000/AlexDallas.shtml

Density of butter = 0.86 g/cm3

The density of oak wood is 0.72 g/cm 3
wunmr.wustl.edu/~courses/FALL_02/ Chem_111/02_ps/02_ps2.pdf

 Dec 09 02, 9:21 AM
Gnomon

I agree with Kainantu's densities for butter and ice, but I have seen a density for oak of 0.977, making it more dense than ice or butter. I don't believe the figure that Kainantu quotes.

 Dec 09 02, 9:24 AM
Kainantu

Here's the results from some more sites:
Oak Wood Density

Density (at 12% moisture) 720 kg/m3.
www.cloudberryfurniture.se/english/oak.html

Density (g/cm3) 0.62
http://www.lincoln.ac.uk/lsa/liaison/results.htm

Density at normal humidity - 690 kg/m3
http://www.dabex.ig.pl/uquercus.html

Oak Wood 0.71
http://puma.kvcc.edu/chemicalkim/chapter_2_group_problems.htm

 Dec 09 02, 12:03 PM
Gnomon

In that case, the figure for oak I saw must be wrong. The correct answer must therefore be 'ICE'.

 Dec 10 02, 8:11 AM

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