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Matter and density

Substances of densities less than the water density float in water, while other substances of densities more than that of water sink.
Equal masses of different substances have different volumes; also the equal volumes of different substances have different masses. Why?

Due to their different densities


The mass of volume unit of a substance

So density is related to an object mass and to its volume as well

Life Applications

Water is not used in extinguish petrol fires. Why ?

Balloons filled with hydrogen or helium rise upwards carrying flags during festivals since their densities are lighter than that of air.

Archimedes had discovered the purity of a crown made up of gold mixed with copper