# What happens if you put an egg in saltwater?

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## What happens if you put an egg in saltwater?

Saltwater is denser than fresh water because of its salt content. The egg will sink in the fresh water because it has greater density than the water. The egg will float in the salt water because when salt is added to water its density becomes greater than that of the egg. That makes the egg float.

### What is the hypothesis of an egg floating in saltwater?

An egg floats in salt water because the mass of the salt water displaced is equal to the mass of the egg. The egg’s density is less than the density of the salt water.

#### What happen to your egg experiment did the egg float or not?

The egg is denser than the freshwater (more molecules per square inch), which causes it to sink. When you start dissolve salt in the water, this increases the density (by adding more molecules per square inch). Eventually, the water becomes denser than the egg causing the egg to float.

Why are eggs that float bad?

If the egg sinks, it is fresh. If it tilts upwards or even floats, it is old. This is because as an egg ages, the small air pocket inside it grows larger as water is released and replaced by air. If the air pocket becomes large enough, the egg may float.

What does it mean when eggs float in water before boiling?

An egg can float in water when its air cell has enlarged sufficiently to keep it buoyant. This means the egg is old, but it may be perfectly safe to use. A spoiled egg will have an unpleasant odor when you break open the shell, either when raw or cooked.

## Why do things float in salt water?

It has to do with the density of the objects compared with the density of the water surrounding them. If an object is less dense than the water around it, it will float. Because salt water is denser than freshwater, some things float more easily in the ocean—or extremely salty bodies of the water, such as the Dead Sea.

### Why do floating eggs float in salt water?

Salty Science: Floating Eggs in Water. If an object is less dense than the water around it, it will float. Because salt water is denser than freshwater, some things float more easily in the ocean—or extremely salty bodies of the water, such as the Dead Sea. You can make your own dense water by adding salt to tap water.

#### How do you experiment with salt water eggs?

Fill the two containers with tap water. Add about 6 tablespoons of salt in one container and stir it well with a tablespoon until the salt has completely dissolved in the water. Place one egg in each of the containers and observe which one of the eggs float in the container and which one sinks.

What happens when you add salt to an egg?

The egg’s density is only slightly higher than water at 1.03 g/mL, but that is enough to make the egg sink. When you add salt to the water, you are increasing the density of the water by adding more mass (or stuff) in the given volume.

What happens if you put an egg in tap water?

In fact, if you add enough salt, you can make the water so dense that an egg will actually float in it! Explore how this works in this science activity. If you put an egg in a cup of tap water, it will sink to the bottom. Why is this?