The density of water is 1.00 g/mL. Carbon tetrachloride is insoluble in water. Would carbon tetrachloride float on water or sink beneath water when they are combined?

1 Answer
Mar 4, 2016

Carbon tetrachloride would sink beneath water.


Density of carbon tetrachloride at ambient conditions is approximately 1.5 g/ml, so for a given volume carbon tetrachloride has a higher mass than water. So when combined the carbon tetrachloride would sink below the water.