Why Does Ice Float?
The bottom line is that ice floats because it is less dense than liquid water. Scientists conclude that ice is about 9% less dense than liquid water. Therefore, it sits atop liquid water and floats. As water cools below 4 Celsius some interesting facts take shape. SMH, apparently it is that succinct.
The hydrogen bonds adjust. They adjust to hold the negatively charged oxygen atoms apart. This produces a crystal “lattice” which in essence is “ice”.
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It’s a good thing that ice floats and warm liquid also rises, otherwise either the top or bottom part of your drink would just stay warm while the other end gets chilled. from Showerthoughts
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