The level of water in a beaker________when a spoon full of sugar/salt is added to it.
When sugar is added to water, the sugar particles occupy the space between the water particles thereby completely dissolving in water and not causing any rise in the volume of water in the beaker.
When sugar is dissolved in water, does not raise the water level in a beaker.
Consider the following two situations, in which case the level of water (same volume) in the beaker will be higher?
Situation 1: Water in a beaker
Situation 2: Sponge in the water beaker