Why do oceanic plates dive underneath continental plates when they collide?

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  1. "When two oceanic plates collide, the plate that is older, therefore colder and denser, is the one that will sink. The rest of the story is a lot like the continental vs. oceanic plate collision we described above. Once again, a sun ducting zone forms and a curved volcanic mountain chain forms above the sub ducting plate."
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