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Why does kerosene float on water?

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Asked by zeeshan ali, 12 Dec '12 03:33 pm
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Density of kerosne is less than water, that is why .
Answered by vijay shukla, 13 Dec '12 11:37 pm

 
  
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Density of kerosne is less than water, that is why .
Answered by sankaran iyer, 12 Dec '12 03:58 pm

 
  
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It has a Sp.Gravity of abt 0.82 hence it floats on water
Answered by MsRachanaMenon, 12 Dec '12 03:45 pm

 
  
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Kerosene floats on water for the same reason everything else floats. It weighs less than water and has buoyancy. If you put a drop of kerosene on water you will notice it forms a bubble, like a drop fill with air that is lighter than water. It is also an oil based product. Oil and water do not mix therefore the kerosene cannot mix with the water and therefore stays separate from the water. Oil slicks work this way too and kills anything near the surface of the water. In Pearl Harbor the USS Arizona has been leaking oil since it sank. Daily, oil blobs or drops rise to the surface and float on the water. So if you put kerosene on the bottom of a jar of water it will rise and float because it is less dense and lighter than water and will not mix with the water to weigh it back down to the bottom of the jar.
Because it's immiscible with water and its density is lower than of water: it is lighter!
Answered by jakir hussain, 12 Dec '12 03:44 pm

 
  
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Its lighter then water
Answered by Quest, 12 Dec '12 03:43 pm

 
  
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Coz of lower sp gravity
Answered by dhanendra kumar jain, 12 Dec '12 03:43 pm

 
  
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Because it is lighter than water.
Answered by ajay, 12 Dec '12 03:40 pm

 
  
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Dear Becoz density less.
Answered by Vasudevan Govindarao, 12 Dec '12 03:39 pm

 
  
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Kerosene is lighter than water.
Answered by amitava duttamajumdar, 12 Dec '12 03:34 pm

 
  
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