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Veritasium: Buoyancy Answer

Uploaded to YouTube by: Veritasium
Date submitted to Unlisted Videos: 28 April 2015
Date uploaded/published to YouTube: 3 May 2014

Tags: science


An unlisted answer video to a listed question video, from Veritasium, a science and engineering web show with over 2 million YouTube subscribers.

Here is the original Buoyancy Quiz video that this video refers to.

In the original video it is shown that a golf ball is denser than detergent (it also happens to be denser than pure water). A golf ball however is less dense than a saturated salt solution (in the video, the golf ball floats but with most of it below the surface). Question: If you pour the detergent on top of the golf ball in the salt solution, what will happen to the golf ball? Will it stay, go down, or go up?