A piece of a polypropylene rope (used for water skiing) floats on water, whereas a terephthalate polymer from a soda bottle sinks in water. What is the order of increasing density of these substances? (a) water < polypropylene < soda bottle plastic (b) polypropylene < water < soda bottle plastic (c) polypropylene < soda bottle plastic < water (d) soda bottle plastic < polypropylene < water (e) soda bottle plastic < water < polypropylene

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John C. Kotz + 3 others
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9th Edition
John C. Kotz + 3 others
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781133949640

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Chapter 1.6, Problem 2RC
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A piece of a polypropylene rope (used for water skiing) floats on water, whereas a terephthalate polymer from a soda bottle sinks in water. What is the order of increasing density of these substances?

  1. (a) water < polypropylene < soda bottle plastic
  2. (b) polypropylene < water < soda bottle plastic
  3. (c) polypropylene < soda bottle plastic < water
  4. (d) soda bottle plastic < polypropylene < water
  5. (e) soda bottle plastic < water < polypropylene

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