# Can water volume reduce with introduction of another chemical [duplicate]

Can a chemical be introduced to a volume of water which can actually reduce the volume of water in that container?

## marked as duplicate by Todd Minehardt, Geoff Hutchison, bon, Jan, Jannis AndreskaSep 28 '15 at 12:59

Density of water: $1000~\mathrm{kg/m^3}$
Density of ethanol: $789~\mathrm{kg/m^3}$
Expected density of 52 Vol.% ethanol solution: $890~\mathrm{kg/m^3}$
True density of 52 Vol.% ethanol solution: $909~\mathrm{kg/m^3}$