How are oceanic crust and continental crust different?
Oceanic crust is thinner and more dense, while continental crust is thicker and less dense.
Continental crust is lighter (less dense) than oceanic crust. Continental crust is granitic. Oceanic crust is basaltic. Oceanic crust subducts under a less dense crust whether it's oceanic or continental. Continental crust does not subduct. Oceanic crust is much younger in geologic age than continental crust. Continental crust is on average thicker than oceanic crust.