Why does wood float in water?

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Topics: Food & DrinkWaterWood, Compounds & Mixtures, Chemistry, Plants


Alison Cummins

Wood floats in water because wood is less dense than water.

Jennifer Brandenburg

Air in the cell walls and pith of the wood cause wood to float. Wood with little air will sink and water logged wood sinks.

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Why does wood float in water?

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