Ice floats because it is lighter than water. When water freezes, it increases its volume (expands) by about one-tenth. When 10 quarts of water freeze, then. 11 quarts of ice form. Thus, ice is lighter than water and will float. This expansion of ice also explains why one-tenth of a floating ice cube is above the surface. Ice decreases about one-tenth in size as it melts. Therefore, the water from a melted ice cube will take up only as much space in the glass as the cube took up when it was floating. So the water level in a glass doesn't rise as the ice melts.
water is heavier than ice...
water expends when freezes so it takes more space for the same amount of liquid
Because water is a bit of a chemical freak and is more dense in its liquid state than in its solid state. It is actually at its most dense at 4 degrees celcius, which is exceptional.
The density of liquid water is different than that of ice. Due to the density the weight of ice is about 0,917 g/cm³ while the density of liquid water is 1 g/cm³. Therefore Ice is comparable lighter than liquid water.
the density of ice is less than water because there are some holes that are present in the internal structure of ice in which air is present. hence the density of ice is decreased due to the presence of air....hence it floats on water.....
Because ice have less density than water have,thats why ice floats on water.
by Myn Is Me 3 years ago
Why does ice float in water?
by flysky 5 years ago
Why only around 11% of an iceberg is above water, while the rest of ice is hidden?Hint: the density of see water is 1030 kg/m3, the density of ice is 920 kg/m3.
by Lgali 8 years ago
Why male ice skaters put on female dresses?
by Julianna 6 years ago
Is hot water heavier than cold water?Having a family member who has to use cervical traction and she doesn't understand why she cannot use cold. I have explained it to her already, but of course she wishes for me to come to the masses to see if your answer matches mine.
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