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Sink. Items with a density of less than one will float on water.

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Would greater density float or sink?

greater density items wood tend to sink, they are heavier then items of less density with same displacement size


Why do things float better in salt water rather than fresh water?

The more salt in water the more bouyant an object becomes. The salt makes the water more denser. Check out the dead sea or most salt content in any lake or sea. The density of the salt water is greater than the density of an object. Items sink if their own density is greater than the density of whatever they are trying to float in. Items float to the top if their density is less than the density of what they are floating in, and items hang in the middle if the densities are the same. Adding in the salt gives the water a greater density than the water did had before, so the item doesn't float in freshwater. It may seem odd that an enormous ship can float when steel is denser than water. However, if you look at the entire ship you see that there are many places filled with things less dense than water, like air. This means that the density of the entire ship is less dense than that of water and it floats.


Why does an egg sink in fresh water but float in salt water?

Eggs, water, floating.An egg doesn't float in fresh water but since salt water is more dense than fresh water, it has a better chance of floating in the salt water. The greater buoyant force allows the egg to float in the salt water, if salty enough.More explanationAn egg sinks in fresh water but not in salt water because fresh water is not as dense. In order for something to float, the buoyant force has to be greater than or equal to the weight of the object. The buoyant force is equal to the weight of the liquid that is displaced by the object. To figure out the weight of the water displaced you multiply the density of the water by the volume and then multiply that by gravity. The density of the fresh water is less than the density of the salt water, therefore the weight of the water displaced will be greater in the case of the salt water, resulting in a greater buoyant force.The more salt in water the more bouyant an object becomes. The salt makes the water more denser. Check out the dead sea. Most salt content in any lake or sea. The density of the salt water is greater than the density of the egg. Items sink if their own density is greater than the density of whatever they are trying to float in. Items float to the top if their density is less than the density of what they are floating in, and items hang in the middle if the densities are the same. Adding in the salt gives the water a greater density than the water did had before, so the egg doesn't float in freshwater.Did you know?A fresh egg will sink in fresh water but it will float in salty water. A rotten egg will float in fresh water.


What Items float on water?

Ones that have a density lower than 1g/cm3.


What else besides an egg float in salt water and sinks in fresh water?

It depends entirely on the amount of salt in the water. Pure water has a density of 1 kg/L. Any item that is less dense than 1 kgL, will float. Items with a greater density will sink. As you increase the salinity of water, the density of the salt adds to the water's density. The Dead Sea, for example, has a high saline level (31%) and it's density is 1.24kg/L. An average sized person can easily float in these waters.


What items will float in water?

Ones with less density than water. No matter what the mass is, as long as it is less dense than water, it will float.


Would a ship will float more in salt water or fresh water?

The more salt in water the more buoyant an object becomes. The salt makes the water more denser. Check out the dead sea. Most salt content in any lake or sea.The density of the salt water is greater than the density of an object. Items sink if their own density is greater than the density of whatever they are trying to float in. Items float to the top if their density is less than the density of what they are floating in, and items hang in the middle if the densities are the same. Adding in the salt gives the water a greater density than the water did had before, so the item doesn't float in freshwater.We call the amount of mass in a given amount of space the density. For instance, we could measure the mass of fresh water (like water from a stream) in a container. We could then determine the density if fresh water. However, if we filled the same container with salt water, it would have more mass because the ocean water has the mass of pure water plus the mass of the salt.Since there is more mass in the same volume, ocean water has a greater density then fresh water.For something to float, it must have a density less than in what it is floating. This means that steam, which is less dense than air, rises (or floats) in the air.It may seem odd that an enormous ship can float when steel is denser than water. However, if you look at the entire ship you see that there are many places filled with things less dense than water, like air. This means that the density of the entire ship is less dense than that of water and it floats.


If an object sinks in water what is its density as compared to the density of the water?

The easy answer to this question is that the object has a higher density than water. But depending on the objects, shape, it may still float. For example an object made of steal, but shaped like a bowl is likely to float. Even though its density is greater than that of water it floats. In cases like this you must calculate the air inside the bowl as part of the density calculation to determine whether or not it will sink. This new density may be different than the density of the object. Buoyancy calculations might be more handy with complex shaped items. But for most cases. Smaller density = float. Higher density = sink.


What floats best on water?

Shapes that float best on water include, anything that is light,and it also depends on the items/ object's density.


How does water sink and float?

Water in water sinks/floats depending mostly on salinity and temperature, note that these two items effect the density of water.


Two explanations for buoyancy?

Buoyancy can simply be that items such as wood with lower density than water will float.The other way to look at is a water displacement issue. An item will displace water up to it's mass. If its total volume is less than the total amount of water that would be displaced by its mass, then it will sink. If the volume is greater than the amount of mass displaced by the mass, then it will float.In many senses it is easier to consider displacement rather than density. Especially if one is wishing to for example make a boat float level, made of multiple different materials each having different masses and densities. However, it all boils down to the same thing.Density = Mass/Volume. If it is less than 1, it will float.


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Does hot water need salt to make something float?

It would depend on the item of course... it would take an awful lot of salt to make a bar of steel float. Likewise, a sealed empty bottle might float on either cold or hot water. However, water will expand when heated, thus reducing the density of the water. Salt will increase the density of the water. It is possible to find some items that would float in cold water, but not in boiling water without compensating with something like salt.


How do objects float on water?

Items float on water because they are less dense than water that it floats on.


Why does adding salt to water make a egg rise?

Dissolving salt into water increases the density of the water. As a liquid becomes more dense, less dense items rise and eventually float.


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Do plastic boats sink or float?

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What items will sink in water?

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