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Explain HOW SOME INSECTS CAN WALK ON WATER EVEN THOUGH THEIR DENSITY IS GREATER THAN

  1. Nov 14, 2009 #1
    Explain HOW SOME INSECTS CAN WALK ON WATER EVEN THOUGH THEIR DENSITY IS GREATER THAN WATER
     
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  3. Nov 14, 2009 #2

    turbo

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    Re: Explain HOW SOME INSECTS CAN WALK ON WATER EVEN THOUGH THEIR DENSITY IS GREATER T

    Look up surface tension.
     
  4. Nov 14, 2009 #3
    Re: Floating of objects in water eazy physics question

    The bugs are just not heavy enough to break the surface tension of the water.
     
  5. Nov 15, 2009 #4

    Ranger Mike

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    Re: Explain HOW SOME INSECTS CAN WALK ON WATER EVEN THOUGH THEIR DENSITY IS GREATER T

    Exactly!
     
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