# What happens to an object in water if its density is less than that of water?

it will float

### When you compare the density of water or air with another object how can you tell which has the lower or higher density?

-- 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.

### How are mass and volume related to the sinking and floating of an object?

An object will float - on water for example - if its density is less than the density of water. Density = mass / volume. An object will float - on water for example - if its density is less than the density of water. Density = mass / volume. An object will float - on water for example - if its density is less than the density of water. Density = mass / volume… Read More

### Is it true that when the weight of an object is less than the density of water that object the object will float?

The weight does not determine if an object will float in water. If an object has a DENSITY that is more than the density of water then it will sink, if it's density is less than the density of water it will float.

### What happens to a solid object with a density that is less than water when it is placed in water?

it floats. They float at water surface.

### If an object floats in water is its density less than that of water?

The "average" density of the object must be less than that of the water displaced.

### If the density of water is 1.0 gmL and you have an object that floats in water what can you determine about that density valuenumber of that object?

The density of the object has to be less than the water's density which is 1.0.

### What happens to a solid object wiwth a density that is less than water when it is placed in water?

ok so when the object hits the water, the water pushes up with the same amount of force (boyancy ) but if the object has a greater density than the water then the object has more force pushing down on the water and then it sinks. more dense=sink, less dense =float

### Why is object float in the water while others won't?

Any object will float in water, provided that the density of the object is less than the density of water. If the density of the object is more, it will sink.

### What is floats in water What density?

An object will float in water if it has LESS density than the water.

### What would happen if you tried to find the density of an object with a density less than water?

If an object was less denser than water it would float

### What will an object due if its density is less than one?

Any OBJECT with a DENSITY of LESS THAN ONE (<1), will FLOAT in WATER. Any OBJECT with a DENSITY of MORE THAN ONE (>1), will SINK in WATER.

### What happens to an object that has bigger mass than volume in water?

Essentially, if its density exceeds that of water, it will sink. If its density is equal to or less than, it will float. Note : Density of water, approx 1 g / cubic centimetre.

### If you add pressure to an object what happens to its density?

the density will increase because there will be less space

### How is it possible to predict if an object will sink or float based on density of the object?

If an object is less dense then water, it will float assuming the object does not absorb the water there by increasing its density.

### What determines wether an object will float in water?

An object will float in water if the object's density is less than the density of water. Relative density is the ratio of one object density with respect to the density of another object. Relative density of any object with respect to water is also known as specific gravity. Objects with a specific gravity less than one will float those with a specific gravity greater than one will not.

### What does the density have to be for an item to float in water?

For an object to float in a fluid, its density must be less than that fluid. So for an object to float in water it must have a density of less than about 1g/cm^3

### Why does a coin sink and a boat float?

An object will sink if it has greater density than water (or whatever liquid it is place in); it will float if it has less density than the liquid. An object will sink if it has greater density than water (or whatever liquid it is place in); it will float if it has less density than the liquid. An object will sink if it has greater density than water (or whatever liquid it is place… Read More

### What is density in everyday terms?

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.

### What will the density of any object be if they want that object you to float?

An object will float in water if its density is lower than water which means that for an object to float, its density needs to be less than ~1 gram/centimeter^3,

### What happens to a object when placed in water if the density is greater than 1?

If the density of an object is less than that of water it will float. If it had a higher density it would sink. Since water has a specific gravity very close to 1 (it is exactly 1.000 at 4 °C but slightly less at other temperatures) an object with a specific gravity of 1 would sink. The mass of the water it would displace would be less than the mass of the object so… Read More

### How does density tell you if an object will float pure water?

If an objects density is 1 or less, it will float on water

### Density of an object is less than density of water?

It is for some substances and not for other substances.

### Would an object with the volume of 18.3 cm3 and mass of 15.04 grams sink?

In pure water the object would not sink. Density is given by mass/volume, and this object would have a density of less than one, which is less than the density of water. Therefore, the object would float.

### What factors determine how heavy an object can be and still float?

An object will float if it has less density than the density of the liquid. An object will float if it has less density than the density of the liquid. An object will float if it has less density than the density of the liquid. An object will float if it has less density than the density of the liquid.

### Would an object of g in volume and cm cubed be able to float in water?

The object will float id its density is less than the density of the water.

### Will an object with the density of 3.7 float and why?

No. To float density must be less than 1 (the density of water).

### How could you determine if an object has greater density than water?

It will sink when you put it in water. If it floats it has less density then water.

### Why does an object float or sink when placed on the surface of water?

An object floats in water if the object's density is less than water's...Conversely, an object will sink if it's density is greater than that of water.

### What determines an object will sink or float?

The Density of the object as long as its .99 grams then it will float because the object has to have less density than water in order to rise above the water.

### Do things float in vinigar?

If the density of an object is less then the vinegar then it will float, if it's density is greater then the object will not, ex: cork is much less dense then water, so it floats on top of water

### If an object floats in water what can you tell about its density?

You can tell that it is less dense than water which has a density of 1 cc

### What will happen to an object placed in water if the object's density is less than the density of water?

We both know it floats

### How do you find density of an object in water?

If the object floats it is less dense than water, if it submerges it is denser than water.

### An objects density must be greater than what for the object to float?

An object's density must be less than the density of water, in order for the object to float.

### What is buoyancy and how is it affected by density?

Buoyancy is the factor of things that float or sink. Density is related because if the object has more density than water, it will sink. But, if it has less density than water, the object will float.

### An object less dense than water will in water?

Compared to the density of water, that determines whether an object will sink or float in water.

### How can you use density to determine whether an object wil float or sink in a fluid?

If the density of the object is less than the density of the water it is placed in, the object will float and vice versa.

### How does the temperature of water affect the speed at which an object sinks?

Yes. As water is heated above 4oC it expands. With this change in volume comes a change in density. Less density means less bouyant force on the object in the water.

### Where does the ability of an object to float or submerge in water depends on?

ability of an object to float or submerge depends upon the density of the object and on the density of the liquid in which it is submerged if the density of an object is greater than the density of the liquid then the object submerges in the liquid and when its density is less than the density of liquid then it floats on the liquid as in submarines when it takes water in its hollow… Read More

### Determines whether an object will sink or float?

Density. An object will float in a substance if its density is less than the density of the substance. The density of water is 1 kg /L or 1 g/ cm3. Anything with a density less than this will float.

### How can you use the density of an object to predict whether it will float or sink in the water?

If the object has less density than the liquid in which it will be placed, then it will float. If the object has a greater density than the liquid, then it will sink.

### Why does wood float in water and why?

Any object that has less density than water will float in water.

### What allows objects to float on water?

An object will float on water if it has less density than water.

### Why does ship float on sea?

An object will float on water if it has less density than the water.

### A can of Diet Coke floats and a can of reg coke sinks in water what is the difference between them the volumeor the mass or the density or weight?

An object will float in a liquid if its density is less than the density of the liquid. The density is the mass divide by the volume. An object will float in a liquid if its density is less than the density of the liquid. The density is the mass divide by the volume. An object will float in a liquid if its density is less than the density of the liquid. The density is… Read More

### How is the mass and volume of an object related to whether it will sink or float in water?

Density = mass/volume. If an object has a density greater than water's it will sink. If an object has a density less than water's density, it will float.

### How would you know if something would float on water?

Compare the density of the object in question to the density of water. If its density is less than water, it will float. For example, oak floats because its density is 0.7 g/cm³ and the density of water is 1 g/cm. If the density of an object is greater than water, it will sink.

### If an object sinks in water its density is less than that if water?

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.