How Salty does the Sea have to be for an egg to float?

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How Salty does the Sea have to be for an egg to float?

Postby OrtizR » Mon Oct 08, 2012 10:14 am

Equation # 1

p= m/v for us p= m-292 grams of salt over v- .946 liters of water Basically- 1 cup of salt in 1 quart of water- STOCK

p= 309 or 308.6 = Is this grams per mililiter? Is this the density of the salty water- our stock-?

Next, Equation # 2

new concentration - Volume of stock/(volume of stock + volume of water)


#1- 3/4 cup stock
#2- 3/4 cup stock & 3/4 cup water- new mix 50% or 1/2 stock
#3- 3/4 cup water & new mix 3/4 cup stock from #2 - 25% or 1/4 stock
#4- 3/4 cup water & new mix 3/4 cup stock from #3 - 12.5% or 1/8 stock
#5- 3/4 water

so, do we divide the 309 by 2, 4 , and 8 for the densities-absolute solutions- for cups 2-4??????????
Is the relative solutions the percentages?????????

Please Help??????? Project due tomorrow!
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Project Question: Egg float! equation 1 we put Mass as 292 grams of salt. We put Volume as .946 for water. We got P- or density as 308.6 o6 309. in liters or grams or grams per liter. Now to figure out the Volume of stock. Is 309 the volume of stock? If so, them for relative solution we have 1 for cup 1, 50% for cup 2, 25% for cup 3, and 12.5% for cup 4. Then absolute solution will be 309 divided by 2 for cup 2(1/2), 4 for cup 3(1/4), and 8 for cup 4(1/8).
Project Due Date: 10-8-12
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Re: How Salty does the Sea have to be for an egg to float?

Postby klhjbh62604 » Mon Oct 08, 2012 7:17 pm

Hello OrtizR:

It looks like you are well on your way to understanding this experiment.

I would like you to take a look at the units you are using for equation #1. As you have stated the your mass is in grams and your volume is in liters. Therefore, with p=m/v your units would be grams per liter. As p represents the density, this is the density of your stock.

Please let me know if you have any follow-up questions.
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