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If you understand physics, please help! Are heavier objects more resistant? If so, why and how?

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By heavier objects I will assume you mean denser. As 10 pounds of feathers will be heavier then 1 pound of feathers, the larger pack of feathers will be heavier.

So assuming you mean denser objects, denser objects are more resistant to certain things such as radiation, you would want a radiation barrier to be made out of 1 foot of lead then 1 foot of feathers because the lead will be much denser and its dense loaded atomic structure allows it to absorb the effects of radiation better.

  • But elements and objects display different properties. Steel is stronger and less malleable then lead even though steel ways less.

In short wieght does not determine resistance. At least chemically.