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Answered 2010-02-22 06:06:56

Salt and sugar both dissolve in water, thereby increasing its mass. Salt is approximately 40% more dense than sugar, and thereby the salt water is more dense than sugar water (when either are added in the same quantities by volume).

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Why is sea water more dense then fresh water?

Sea water is more dense because the minerals, especially salt, make it more dense.

Is sugar more dense than water?

Yes sugar is more dense than water. Even though it is denser than water sugar is soluble and will dissolve in water.

Why sea water more dense than fresh water?

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Why does sugar sink in the water?

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Why sea water and freshwater do not have same density?

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Why do objects float better in salt water?

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Why do ships sink more in fresh water than in salt water in respect to?

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Why is ocean water more dense than regular fresh water?

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Which freezes faster fresh H2O or salt H2O?

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Why is sugar water more buoyant than fresh water?

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Is salt water or fresh water more dense?

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Where salt or more dense water enters a fresh water aquifer. This happens because to much fresh water is drawn from the well.

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