A Fascinating Buoyancy Test Using Saltwater, Detergent, and a Golf Ball

Veritasium host Derek Muller performs an experiment looking at buoyancy using saltwater, detergent, and a golf ball.

In this experiment we see that a golf ball is denser than detergent (it is also denser than pure water incidentally, which is why water hazards are so effective at ruining a golfer’s day on the course). But, a golf ball is less dense than a saturated salt solution. Now the question is: if you pour the detergent on top of the golf ball in the salt solution, what will happen to the golf ball?

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