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The volume of 100g of a substance is 20cm3. If the density of water is 1 gcm3, the substance will sink in it.


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The substance will sink.
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The substance will float.
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Solution

The correct option is A The substance will sink.

Mass of the substance = 100 g
Its volume = 20cm3

Density of the substance =MassVolume=100 g20cm3=5gcm3
Since, density of the substance is 5gcm3 its relative density will be 5.
A substance with a relative density greater than 1, sinks in water.


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