The earth's gravitational pull makes objects sink in a liquid, but buoyancy acts in the opposite direction to oppose the gravity. Whether an object sinks or floats depends on which force is bigger.
Asked in Physics
How do objects float or sink in terms of buoyancy force and gravity?
The rule is that an object will float if it has less density than the fluid in which it is placed.In terms of buoyant force and gravity, it will sink if the gravitational force is greater than the buoyant force. ...
Asked in Science
What force cause objects to float when the weight is greater than a buoyant force?
If the weight of an object is greater than its buoyant force, then it will not float - it will sink. ...
Asked in Physics, Conspiracy Theories, Titanic
What are the 2 forces involved in sinking and floating?
Gravity is pulling down, and Buoyancy is pushing up. When the force of gravity is greater than the buoyant force, objects sink. When the buoyant force is greater than the force of gravity, objects float. ...
Asked in The Moon
What force is pulling all objects towards earth?
Gravitational Force. Gravity pulls all objects towards Earth, but all objects would sink into the ground if not for Reaction Force, which is the exact opposite of gravity and is balanced with it in order to prevent us from sinking into the ground. ...
Asked in Lakes and Rivers, Gravity
Is there gravity in water?
The effect of gravity is what makes objects that are more dense (mass per unit of volume) than water, like rocks, sink to the bottom. Objects that have less density than water will float because their bouyancy is stronger than the force of gravity. ...
Which force makes a thrown ball fall back to the ground?
Gravity is the force which makes a thrown ball fall back to the ground. It is the force which attracts all objects to the Earth. ...
Asked in Science, Ford Bronco II, Physics
Hoe does an objects density determine whether the object will sink?
If an objects density is less than the density of what it is put in it will float. If the objects density is greater it will sink. ...