Anonymous asked in Education & ReferenceHomework Help · 8 years ago

Which plastic would you choose if your boat sunk?

Let's pretend your boat sunk 2 miles offshore and you had PETE, HDPE, PVC, LDPE, PP, or PS blocks of plastic around you. Which would you choose to stay afloat and why?

2 Answers

  • 8 years ago
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    Just look up or google what the common densities of each is. The one with the lightest density will be the one that is most likely to float. That is the one you want your boat made of.

  • ?
    Lv 4
    8 years ago

    Holy crap, this is like the most complicated material science & engineering question I've ever seen. I don't know. I guess you gotta ask a guy who studies polymers.

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