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Q & A: floating on salt water

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Most recent answer: 09/11/2008
Q:
why does salt make things float
- Anonymous
A:
Almost all salts (including common table salt, NaCl) form watery solutions that are denser than pure water. The denser the liquid, the easier it is to float on it, since anything less dense than the liquid floats.

Mike W.

(published on 09/11/2008)

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