Reply Mon 15 Jul, 2013 08:05 am
Which metal is heavier than other in the following:
1. Au 2. Pb
 
dalehileman
 
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Reply Mon 15 Jul, 2013 10:11 am
@Praveen Kumar,
Prav if I recall correctly that's aluminum and lead

With all due respect: I'm not supposed to do this, but your q leads me to ask about your background; eg, age, ed., nat'l, and motive behind OP
timur
 
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Reply Mon 15 Jul, 2013 10:36 am
@dalehileman,
You don't recall correctly, Dale, as usual.

Au = Gold (latin, aurum)
Pb = Lead (latin, Plumbum)

Better get Mendeliev's background..
Debacle
 
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Reply Mon 15 Jul, 2013 10:48 am
@Praveen Kumar,
Lead (Pb) has a greater atomic weight, but gold (Au) is denser and thus a cube of gold is heavier than a cube of lead the same size.

Gold's atomic weight is 197 and its density is 19.3. Lead = 207 and 11.3, respectively.

(NB: the price gap between the two is narrowing on the commodity futures market, which tends to stifle alchemic research.)
timur
 
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Reply Mon 15 Jul, 2013 10:51 am
@Debacle,
You are becoming quite philosophical.

It's a day to mark with a white stone..
Debacle
 
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Reply Mon 15 Jul, 2013 11:19 am
@timur,
Damn! Hadn't thought of that. I better get the lead out.
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Setanta
 
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Reply Mon 15 Jul, 2013 12:02 pm
The profound question is: Which is heavier, a pound of lead or a pound of unwarranted assumptions?
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timur
 
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Reply Mon 15 Jul, 2013 12:08 pm
My heart pounds at the mere evocation of such assumptions..
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Setanta
 
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Reply Mon 15 Jul, 2013 12:15 pm
@timur,
timur wrote:
Au = Gold (latin, aurum)


So, like, somebody who is really good at gold futures trading could be considered an auracle, huh?
timur
 
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Reply Mon 15 Jul, 2013 12:25 pm
@Setanta,
Good one.

It even has a link to the topic at hand:

- Croesus sent emissaries everywhere to find the best "auracle" of all..
Setanta
 
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Reply Mon 15 Jul, 2013 12:31 pm
@timur,
timur wrote:
- Croesus sent emissaries everywhere to find the best "auracle" of all..


Oh, that's rich . . .
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dalehileman
 
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Reply Mon 15 Jul, 2013 12:54 pm
@timur,
Quote:
You don't recall correctly, Dale, as usual.
Alas Tim, just wait til you're 82

In my own defense however, "If I recall correctly"
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laughoutlood
 
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Reply Mon 15 Jul, 2013 10:32 pm
@Debacle,
If only commodity futures contracts were deliverable door to d'or.
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selectmytutor
 
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Reply Thu 10 Dec, 2015 05:40 am
@Praveen Kumar,
Au = Gold, Gold has a density 19.3 grams per cc
Pb = Lead, Lead has a density 11.3 grams per cc
So, the Gold is much heavier than Lead.
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