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# Which fluid produces the greater buoyancy force - air or water?

Updated: 9/18/2023

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Buoyant force is dependent on the density of the fluid. Since water is denser than air (by a lot), an object immersed in water will experience a much greater buoyant force than one surrounded entirely by air.

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Q: Which fluid produces the greater buoyancy force - air or water?
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