Why is crude oil worse on water than it is on land?

could you incluse how the density work on this, how its worse on water than on land. The density of crude oil can be between 0.75 g/ml – 0.98 g/ml.

One Response to “Why is crude oil worse on water than it is on land?”

  1. Doc89891 Says:

    The density of water is 1; that of salt water in oceans is higher than 1.
    Oil does not dissolve in water, so it must float rather than sink – if its density was, say, 1.5 it would sink to the bottom. On land it will eventually be absorbed, but not on water – its a hazard – that can mess up wildlife, kill fish, be set on fire, etc.