# What does it mean when something floats in water?

## What does it mean when something floats in water?

An object floats when the weight force on the object is balanced by the upward push of the water on the object. The upwards push of the water increases with the volume of the object that is under water; it is not affected by the depth of the water or the amount of water.

## What is the relationship between the object density the liquid density?

The relative densities of an object and the liquid it is placed in determine whether that object will sink or float. An object that has a higher density than the liquid it’s in will sink. An object that has a lower density than the liquid it’s in will float.

Would a chess piece sink or float?

Density Gizmo

Object Prediction (sink or float?) Result (sink or float?)
Ping pong ball F Float
Golf ball S Sink
Apple F Float
Chess piece S Float

### Which liquids are denser than the egg?

Seawater and corn syrup are denser than the egg, while water, oil, and gasoline are less dense than the egg. This is because the egg sinks in water, oil and gasoline, while the egg floats in seawater and corn syrup.

### Will an egg float in Coke?

If the egg is more dense than the liquid it will sink as in plain water. If the liquids is more dense than the egg, it will float as in the case of the salt water….

Densities of Common Compounds
Substance Density grams per mL
Corn Syrup 1.38
Salt 2.16

How do you know what liquid is the most dense?

Using alcohol, oil, water, glycerin, and syrup we will see how the different liquids will layer into a specific order. Meaning that the densest (heaviest) liquid will be on the bottom of the jar and the least dense (lightest) liquid will be on top.

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