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If you take the mass of a crucible and cover with nothing in it and then take the mass of the...

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If you take the mass of a crucible and cover with nothing in it and then take the mass of the crucible and cover after it is heated for a few minutes, will there be an increase or decrease is mass/weight after it's heated?

Crucible and Cover:

Crucible and cover are a piece of equipment used in laboratories for heating substances and materials to very high temperatures. The crucible is the container itself that the substances are put inside and is made of either metal or ceramic. The cover is the lid used for covering the crucible.

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The mass of an empty crucible and cover after heating and before heating is not the same, even though the same objects, crucible and cover, are being...

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