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Is liquid wax or solid wax more dense?

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As in most substances, solid wax is more dense than liquid wax. Density, by definition, is mass divided by volume. If the volume is smaller, meaning less space occupied, than the density increases. In a solid, the temperature lowers, the molecules have less energy and are less active. Therefore, they take up less space, equalling a smaller volume. Small volume, more density.

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