03 January 2009

Some Answers

  1. What are the weights of the three metals and of gold?

    1. Lead = 19.3g/cm3

    2. Tin =7.31g/cm3

    3. Antimony = 6.697g/cm3

    4. Gold = 19.3g/cm3

    5. Silver = 10.49g/cm3

  2. If Gutenberg got the proportions right, could he have hidden gold in the alloy? or discovered another alloy or mixture of elements that mimicked gold?

    1. No. Gold was the heaviest metal known at the time. You couldn't get an alloy that weighted as much per cm3

    2. Yes. Could discover a mixture that mimicked silver.