# Does an increase in the salinity of seawater result in an increase or decrease in density?

Aug 19, 2017

Would it not be associated with an INCREASE in density?

#### Explanation:

By definition, $\text{density,}$ $\rho = \text{Mass"/"Volume}$....

Addition of salt to water definitely increases the MASS of the solution, while only marginally affecting volume.

As the water becomes more saline, a given object will become more buoyant in the water......

Aug 19, 2017