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# How would you calculate the density of methanol ($C{H_3}OH$)?

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Hint:The density of a substance is the amount of substance which is contained in a unit volume. The density of a substance gives the information about the physical state.

Density is denoted by the symbol $\rho$. Mathematically for a substance with mass $m$ and volume $V$, the density for the substance is calculated as the ratio of the mass and the volume it occupies. It is represented as
Density, $\rho = \dfrac{m}{V}$
The density of methanol is calculated at $298K$ means at room temperature is $0.792gc{m^{ - 3}}$.
For example the density of hexane is $0.655gc{m^{ - 3}}$. It is found in the laboratory that hexane and methanol are immiscible liquids due to the polarity difference between the two liquid solvents. The lighter of the two is hexane having less density. Thus hexane will float on methanol.