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Floating and Sinking

Whether an object floats or sinks in a liquid  depends upon how dense (or heavy) the objects as compared to that liquid.When an object is immersed in a liquid , any of the following three situations can be observed: Object Sinks: If the density of an object is more than that of the liquid, the object will sink. Examples: Iron, aluminium and s . . .

Floating of an iceberg

Ice floats on water because the density of ice is less than the density of water. Thus the density of a huge mass of ice, called iceberg is less than that of water , and hence, it floats on water. . . .

Swimmimg in a sea water

The density of sea water is greater than the density of fresh water due to dissolved salts. Thus it is easier to swim in a sea water than in freshwater. . . .

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