Hello there I did an experiment a while ago about mixing various weights of sucrose and water together to form a solution. However, I cannot fathom why dissolving sucrose in solution would make the overall density of the solution higher. Because water itself is a very dense substance where the molecules are already close together, and sucrose is a seemingly complex an organised molecule. Wouldn't the awkward shape of the sucrose molecule make it harder for the individual molecules to get closer together and fill up space? I understand that in the crystallized form, sucrose opens up and creates large interstices, but I don't know what happens in solution now that there are no solid bonds.