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Why does a candle float in water but sink in alcohol?

Why does a candle float in water but sink in alcohol?

Alcohol and water do not have the same density. We know that water is more dense than alcohol because the candle floats in water, but sinks in alcohol. Because the candles are identical, the water must be more dense than the candle and the alcohol must be less dense than the candle. 2.