Problem: For a material to float on the surface of water, the material must have a density less than that of water (1.0 g/mL) andmust not react with the water or dissolve in it. A spherical ball has a radius of 0.50 cm and weighs 2.0 g. Will this ball float or sink when placed in water? (Note: Volume of a sphere = 4/3πr3.)

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For a material to float on the surface of water, the material must have a density less than that of water (1.0 g/mL) and
must not react with the water or dissolve in it. A spherical ball has a radius of 0.50 cm and weighs 2.0 g. Will this ball float or sink when placed in water? (Note: Volume of a sphere = 4/3πr3.)


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