# How can you tell what liquid is more dense?

## How can you tell what liquid is more dense?

If you weigh equal amounts or volumes of two different liquids, the liquid that weighs more is more dense. If a liquid that is less dense than water is gently added to the surface of the water, it will float on the water.

## How do you determine the densities of different substances?

Density is obtained by dividing mass by volume. . Mass can be measured with scales or balances, and is expressed in grams or kilograms. By convention, the volume of liquids and gases is often expressed in units of liters or milliliters, measured with glassware.

How do liquids of various densities interact with each other?

These liquids do not mix because they have different densities. Density = mass/volume. The liquids that are more dense are also heavier (per constant volume) and are at the bottom and the liquids that are the least dense will stay on top. Because of the different densities the liquids separate into layers.

### What is the density of different liquids?

Densities of common liquids like acetone, beer, oil, water and more

Liquid Temperature – t – (oC) Density – ρ – (kg/m3)
Corn oil 20 919
Corriander seed oil 25 908
Cotton seed oil 20 920
Crambe oil 25 906

### What makes a liquid dense?

Water molecules are made up of oxygen and hydrogen atoms bonded together. Oxygen is heavier and smaller than carbon, so a volume of water molecules is heavier than the same volume of oil molecules. This makes water more dense than oil. Also, water molecules are very attracted to each other and pack very close together.

How does density affect the layering of liquids?

The liquids that weigh more (a higher density) will sink below the liquids that weigh less (a lower density). You should find that the weights of the liquids correspond to each different layer of liquid. For example, the honey will weigh more than the dish soap.

#### How do you determine density?

The formula for density is the mass of an object divided by its volume. In equation form, that’s d = m/v , where d is the density, m is the mass and v is the volume of the object.

#### How do you find the density of two liquids?

The mass and size of the molecules in a liquid and how closely they are packed together determine the density of the liquid. Just like a solid, the density of a liquid equals the mass of the liquid divided by its volume; D = m/v. The density of water is 1 gram per cubic centimeter.

Why do liquids have different densities?

The same amount of two different liquids you used in the container will have different densities because they have different masses. The liquids that weigh more (a higher density) will sink below the liquids that weigh less (a lower density).

## What is the relation of pressure of a liquid with its depth and density?

For any given liquid with constant density throughout, pressure increases with increasing depth.

## Why do different liquids have different densities?

Are all liquids the same density?

Since density is a characteristic property of a substance, each liquid has its own characteristic density. The density of a liquid determines whether it will float on or sink in another liquid. A liquid will float if it is less dense than the liquid it is placed in.