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I leave home for a few days and look what happens (DBO)

by Beorn @, <End of Failed Timeline>, Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 18:32 (3252 days ago) @ Claude Errera

Um... ice IS heavier than water. Well, some ice, anyway. And some water.
0 degree (celsius) water is denser than pretty much all water above 8 degrees.

I don't like being Mr. Literal, but I'm confused by this comment. Ice is less dense than water (remember, it floats) due to how water molecules arrange themselves when they freeze. One of the few materials that actually expands when it freezes.

http://www.iapws.org/faq1/freeze.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ice#Characteristics

Or were you talking about something else?


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