What is density of a substance with a mass of #157# #g# and a volume of #412# #cm^3#. Can this substance float on water?

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Apr 23, 2016

Answer:

Approx. #0.4*g*cm^-3#, and yes, the subtance will float on water.

Explanation:

#"Density", rho="Mass"/"Volume"#. Thus #rho# #=# #(157*g)/(412*g*cm^-3) = ??*g*cm^-3.#

Because, this object will displace less water mass than it itself possesses, there will be a buoyant upward force, see here.