# Question #46323

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The density of the piece of sulfur is indeed

#### Explanation:

A substance's density is defined as the mass of that substance per unit of volume.

In your case, you know that the piece of sulfur has a mass of **227 g**. In order to determine its density, you need to figure out what volume this much sulfur occupies.

This will allow you to calculate how many grams of sulfure you get *per unit* of volume, which, in your case, is *per mililiter*.

The difference between the volume of water + sulfur and the volume of water in the cylinder will be the volume of the sulfur.

#V_"sulfur" = 150 - 80 = "70 mL"#

This means that the density of sulfur is

#rho = m/V#

#rho = "227 g"/"70 mL" = "3.24 g/mL"#

The actual density of sulfur is around