if water is filler in a beaker and if we put a nail the nail goes and settles down but if we put a cork it floats why does this happen?

Asked by  | 20th Nov, 2013, 06:59: PM

Expert Answer:

An object will float in a liquid if its density is less than that of the liquid.
 
The density of cork is less than that of water. Hence. cork floats on water.
 
An object will sink in a liquid if its density is more than that of the liquid.
 
Hence, the nail sinks in water because its density is very high compared to water.

Answered by Komal Parmar | 20th Nov, 2013, 07:06: PM

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