What are the heaviest metals?

Lead, Iron, Copper, Silver, Gold, Nickel, and Aluminum. All metals that we might encounter in our daily life. Which is the heaviest….the highest density? If you guess Lead, you would be wrong.  

Density is expressed as the weight per unit of volume.. In our common units……. lbs per cubic inch.
From highest to lowest:
Gold – .698 lbs per cubic inch
Lead – .410 lbs per cubic inch
Silver – .379 lbs per cubic inch
Copper – .324 lbs per cubic inch
Nickel – .322 lbs per cubic inch
Iron – .284 lbs per cubic inch
Aluminum – .098 lbs per cubic inch
Pure Gold would be seven times the weight as the same volume of pure Aluminum.
And Gold is about 70 % heavier than lead

ElementDensityUnit of Measure
Gold0.698lbs per cubic inch
Lead0.41lbs per cubic inch
Silver0.379lbs per cubic inch
Copper0.324lbs per cubic inch
Nickel0.322lbs per cubic inch
Iron0.284lbs per cubic inch
Aluminum0.098lbs per cubic inch

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