Date: Mon, 04 Nov 2002 12:50:32 -0500

Author: Machele Cable

Subject: Re: Archimedes Unknown Liquid

Post:

Ok, that's a BIG DUH on my part. Now why didn't I think of salt water????

Chele

Andrew Yue wrote:

> Chele,
>
> It may be a bit of work to do for an entire lab section, but I use a
> saturated saline solution to compare bouyancy in two liquids. I find
> the saline solution to be less of a clean-up than karo syrup. It's
> easy to enough to make a liter of the stuff and the saline solution
> keeps well.
>
>> For those of you that do and Archimedes lab where you find the
>> density of an unknown liquid, can you give me some suggestions as to
>> what fluid you use? I'd like something that's appreciably different
>> from water, but easy to clean up and non-toxic. Oh, and something
>> that's odorless would be great too! I don't ask for much!
>>
>> Chele
>>
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