Jonathan asked in Science & MathematicsChemistry · 8 months ago

# Which has a higher density, 5g of water or 5000 g of water?

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• 8 months ago

Not enough info.

Is the water horizontal or in a vertical column and getting compressed?

Are they the same temperature? Temp really affects density.

• 8 months ago

Their density would be the same if their depth were the same. If the 5000g is stored in a tall column, the water at the bottom will be slightly compressed, so the 5000g would have an average density a tiny bit greater than that of the 5g. As an example, the density of water in the Marianas Trench is about 5% greater than it would be at the surface, so you can see that the compression brought about by a foot or two of overlying water will be very, very tiny (but not zero).

• Retief
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8 months ago

Density has nothing to do with the amount of the material.

5 g or 5,000 g or 5,000,000 g has the same density - 997 kg/m^3

• 8 months ago

If they have the same temperature they have exactly the same density. Density is an intensive property.