Benjamin Franklin once showed that 1 teaspoon of oil would cover about 0.5 acre of still water. a) Given that 1.0 x 10^4 m^2= 2.47 acres…?

and the volume of 1 teaspoon = 5CM^3, what is the thickness of the layer of oil?

b) Using the thickness determined in (a), what area of still water would a single barrel of oil cover? (1 barrel= 42 gallons exactly)

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