Item SC063004: To identify a liquid, you could determine the boiling point of the liquid and compare it to the boiling points of other liquids.

Your teacher gives you a container with a clear liquid in it. The liquid is a pure substance. What could you do to help identify the liquid in the container?

  1. Weigh the liquid and compare it to the weight of other liquids.
  2. Measure the volume of the liquid and compare it to the volumes of other liquids.
  3. Measure the temperature of the liquid and compare it to the temperature of other liquids.
  4. Determine the boiling point of the liquid and compare it to the boiling points of other liquids.

Distribution of Responses

Chart showing distrubtion of responses for Item SC063004

Percent of students responding correctly

Overall53%
Grades 6–850%
Grades 9–1258%
Male52%
Female54%
Primary Language is English54%
Primary Language is not English40%

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