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# If an object sinks in water what is its density?

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The object can have any density that is higher than the density of water. (Density of water: 1g/mL)

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## Related Questions -- If the object floats in water, then its density is less than the density of water. -- If the object sinks in water, then its density is more than the density of water. -- If the object floats in air, then its density is less than the density of air. -- If the object sinks in air, then its density is less than the density of air. The density of an object that sinks is greater than the density of the liquid in which it sinks.  If an object placed in water sinks - then it has a density greater than water. Higher than what ?? If the object's density is higher than the density of water, then the object sinks in the water.  It sinks in the liquid. A steel bolt has a density greater that that of water. Drop it in water, it sinks. Slightly wrong there. If an object sinks, it is MORE dense than water. For instance, ice has a low density. it doesn't sink. Oil has low density, it clings to the surface of the water. Wether an object sinks or floats in water is determined by the density of the object, density is the mass per unit volume of the object. If the object is more dense than water, then it will sink, if the object is less dense than water, than it will float. Water's density is 1g. (1 gram) Copper does not sink in water.. An object with higher density than water sinks while an object with lower density than water floats.. Density is how well an object would float when put into water. Water has a density of 1, so if the object floats, it's density is less then 1. If the object sinks, then it's density is greater then 1.   An object that sinks into a fluid has higher density than the fluid. an objects sinks when its density is more than that of water...... that means when the density of the material is more than 1g/cm3 Bottom, think of how a rock sinks to the bottom of water.It has more density then water. The density. If the density of the object is greater than the density of the water, it will sink. If it isn't it will float. :) The density of water is 1g/cm3 Density will determine if an object sinks because it explains how much matter is involved per unit of volume. Whether an object floats in water or not depends on its density, or how many atoms are in a given volume. For example, the density of water is 1. An object with a density of 0.5 will float in water (as it has a lower density) and an object with a density of 2 will sink (as it has a higher density). Save The density of alcohol is roughly 0.8. If there is an object with a density of 0.9, it will float in water but sink in alcohol, as 0.8&lt;0.9&lt;1.0 This depends on the density of this object; if the density is over 1 g/cm3 the piece sink in water. It depends on their density (mass divided by volume). If the object's density is higher than the density of water, that object sinks. If it's lower, that object will float. It's because of the density of the object; for example wood floats in water because its density is less then the density of water, and metal sinks because its density is more then the density of the water. Indeed it is. But beware the conclusion that if it doesn't sink its density is therefore less. Consider a battleship. The object which have more density than water it sinks and which have lower density than water it floats. Water has a density of 1. Any object with a density of greater than 1 sinks, and less than 1 will float.Now, density is calculated my dividing the mass of an object by its volume. Mass is measured with a balance or scale. Volume can either be measured by multiplying the length of the object by the width by the height of the object, or by measuring water displacement. The formula looks something like this:Density = mass / volume

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