A cargo ship travels from the Atlantic Ocean (salt water) to Lake Ontario (freshwater) via the St. Lawrence River. The ship rides several centimeters lower in the water in Lake Ontario than it did in the ocean. Explain.
Solution 13DQ Step 1: It is due to the change in density of seawater and lake water The density of seawater is quite higher than that of lake water. It is due to the salinity of seawater. If salt is mixed with water, the density will be higher. So, in higher density liquid, the ship will rise little bit higher than that of lower density liquid. Here in this case, the lake water is pure and less denser, so, the ship will be several centimeter lower in lake water than the seawater due to the change in density.