YES quite easily actually as many older toilers have a copper ball inside that acts as a FLOAT. Copper floats are still used in ALL of the NYC roof tanks
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Will copper float in fresh water?
Copper is more dense than water so a piece of copper will sink and not float in fresh water. However if the copper is formed into a container like shape similar to that of a boat it will stay on top of the water. For a better understanding of why, look up Archimedes Principle. ...
Does copper float?
If you're asking whether a copper penny would float in a glass of water, the answer is no. To be any more specific, you would need to supply more information such as the density of the liquid you're trying to float the copper on, the size and weight of the copper, the surface tension of the liquid, etc. ...
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How can a penny float?
A penny will not float in water, mainly because it is denser than water. When the penny is placed in water, it displaces a volume of water equal to its own volume. Since the penny weighs more than the water it displaces, it will sink. So, in order for the penny to float, you must find a liquid that is denser than solid copper -- or whatever metal or alloy a penny is made of. Mercury -- which is a liquid...