Asked in Geology, Oceans and Seas, Oceanography
Explain the fact that the temperature of the ocean at great depth is very constant the year round at the temperature of about 4C?
Because water is densest at 4C, so it will sink to the bottom of the ocean. ...
Why does salinity increase with depth?
The density of the water increases with the salinity, so saline water is denser and sinks to the bottom. Temperature is also a factor, however. Cold, saline water is the densest ...
Asked in Chemistry
What temperature in the solid phase has the greatest water density?
In the liquid phase, it is 4o C. seeing how water only expands as it becomes ice, i think 0 degrees celcius is the densest ...
Does water expand when frozen?
by 'the law of non-compress ability of liquid' a liquid can neither be compressed nor be expanded. Between 3'C and 0'C water does expand with a decrease in temperature. Water at 3'C is the densest; water at 0'C is the lightest. This is the only interval for Ice I on which it expands with decreasing temperature. ...
Asked in Science
If you poor 3 liquids into a jar will the densest sink to the bottom?
Yes the densest liquid will go to the bottom, just as the second densest will go to the middle and the lightest of the 3 will be on top. However many different liquids you place in a container, it will act in the same manner as water and oil, the oil will be on the bottom and the water on top. ...
Asked in Earth Sciences, Atmospheric Sciences
What is the deepest and densest layer of water in the ocean?
A basic answer is that the densest ocean water is the saltiest - a ship floats higher in salt water (sea) than in fresh water (lake). Also cold water tends to sink towards the ocean floor, or may form a layer mid way. ...