2nd October 2019

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# What is the density of freshwater and saltwater?

Average density at the surface is 1.025 kg/L. Seawater is denser than both fresh water and pure water (density 1.0 kg/L at 4 °C (39 °F)) because the dissolved salts increase the mass by a larger proportion than the volume. The freezing point of seawater decreases as salt concentration increases.

How does salt affect the density of water?

Density is the mass of a material per unit volume. Adding salt to the water increases the density of the solution because the salt increases the mass without changing the volume very much. When enough salt is added to the water, the saltwater solution's density becomes higher than the egg's, so the egg will then float!
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## What causes the Dead Sea to be so salty?

The Dead Sea is landlocked and in the lowest valley on earth. All the minerals of the surrounding countryside get washed into one pool, which in turn gets baked by the sun. This concentrates the salts so much that the Dead Sea is 10 times as salty as the ocean.
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## How salty is the Dead Sea?

Its surface and shores are 430.5 metres (1,412 ft) below sea level, Earth's lowest elevation on land. The Dead Sea is 304 m (997 ft) deep, the deepest hypersaline lake in the world. With a salinity of 342 g/kg, or 34.2%, (in 2011), it is 9.6 times as salty as the ocean and one of the world's saltiest bodies of water.
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## How does salt affect the density of water?

Density is the mass of a material per unit volume. Adding salt to the water increases the density of the solution because the salt increases the mass without changing the volume very much. When enough salt is added to the water, the saltwater solution's density becomes higher than the egg's, so the egg will then float!
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## What is the density of salt water in G cm3?

Seawater Properties that Control Density.
Density is defined as the mass of water per unit volume and has units of grams per cubic centimeter (g /cm3), kilograms per liter (kg/ L) or kilograms per cubic meter (kg/m3). The density of freshwater at 4° C is 1.0000 g/cm3 or 1.000 kg/liter or 1000 kg/m3.
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## Why does freshwater float on salt water?

When fresh water and saltwater meet in an estuary, they do not always mix very readily. Because fresh water flowing into the estuary is less salty and less dense than water from the ocean, it often floats on top of the heavier seawater.
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## Is fresh water heavier than saltwater?

When salt is dissolved in water, as it is in ocean water, that dissolved salt adds to the mass of the water and makes the water denser than it would be without salt. Because objects float better on a dense surface, they float better on salt water than fresh water.
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## Why is it easier to swim in sea water?

When salt is dissolved in water, as it is in ocean water, that dissolved salt adds to the mass of the water and makes the water denser than it would be without salt. Because objects float better on a dense surface, they float better on salt water than fresh water.
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## Which ocean has the highest salinity in the world?

The new Aquarius map reveals predominantly well-known ocean salinity features, such as higher salinity in the subtropics, higher average salinity in the Atlantic compared with the Pacific and Indian oceans, and lower salinity in rainy belts near the equator, the northernmost Pacific Ocean and elsewhere.
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## What is the density of milk?

The density of raw milk depends on its composition and temperature and can usually – literature data vary slightly – be found in the range of 1.026 g/cm31.034 g/cm3 at 20°C.
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## Why is there salt in the sea?

After years and years of river inflow and evaporation, the salt content of the lake water built up to the present levels. The same process made the seas salty. Rivers carry dissolved salts to the ocean. Water evaporates from the oceans to fall again as rain and to feed the rivers, but the salts remain in the ocean.
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## What is the density of brackish water?

If a hydrometer in an aquarium shows a density reading of 1.025 g/mL with the water temperature at 20˚C, what is the salinity of the water? would the water be described as brackish water, average seawater, or hypersaline water?