Problem: Will tetrachloroethylene float on water? (Materials that are less dense than water will float.)

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We are asked if tetrachloroethylene would float on water.

We are not given the temperature so let's assume that we are talking about the density of tetrachloroethylene and water at 20°C. This is the preferred temperature since the density value, particularly that of tetrachloroethylene, was determined at this temperature. 

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Will tetrachloroethylene float on water? (Materials that are less dense than water will float.)

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