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## What objects are more dense than water?

Since clay is more dense than water, a ball of clay sinks in water, no matter how big or small the ball of clay is. If you compared the weight of wood and an equal amount, or volume, of water the sample of wood would weigh less than the sample of water.

**What is the density of a sphere?**

To find the density of a sphere with a known radius and mass: Count the volume of a sphere, using the equation volume = (4/3) × π × r. In our case: volume = (4/3) × π × 33 = 113.1 cu in (cubic inches) Then let’s consider the formula for density, which is density = mass/volume.

**Does less dense float or sink?**

Density, Sinking and Floating 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.

### What are some examples of density?

Everyday Density Examples A Styrofoam cup is less dense than a ceramic cup, so the Styrofoam cup will float in water and the ceramic cup will sink. Wood generally floats on water because it is less dense than water. Rocks, generally being denser than water, usually sink.

**What objects are more dense?**

Density: Density is found by how much mass (amount of matter) is in a set amount of volume or space. If there is a lot of mass in a small amount of space, the object is very dense. So, if you have two objects of the same volume- like two round balls, but one is more dense than the other, that ball will be heavier.

**How do you find the density of an object?**

The Density Calculator uses the formula p=m/V, or density (p) is equal to mass (m) divided by volume (V). The calculator can use any two of the values to calculate the third. Density is defined as mass per unit volume.

## What is the density of steel?

Plain steel’s density is about 490 pounds per cubic foot, which can also be expressed as 7.85 g/cm3. Carbon steel’s density is about 7.84 g/cm3, pure iron’s density is around 7.86 g/cm3, and stainless steel’s is about 8.03 g/cm3.

**Why do objects sink or float?**

Objects with tightly packed molecules are more dense than those where the molecules are spread out. Density plays a part in why some things float and some sink. Objects that are more dense than water sink and those less dense float. Hollow things often float too as air is less dense than water.

**Why does a candle float in water but sink in alcohol?**

Alcohol and water do not have the same density. We know that water is more dense than alcohol because the candle floats in water, but sinks in alcohol. Because the candles are identical, the water must be more dense than the candle and the alcohol must be less dense than the candle. 2.

### Does milk float on water?

Physical Science Cream or milk fat is lighter in density than water and floats on the surface of un-homogenized milk. When you skim off the surface, some of the fat, the denser portions remains and the milk is denser. This explains why skim milk is denser.

**Does alcohol sink or float?**

Why Does Things Sink In Alcohol? Due to its density, alcohol floats whereas ice cubes sink, since ice cubes are denser than alcohol.