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

by Claude Errera @, Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 20:07 (3254 days ago) @ Beorn

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?

Hmm. I wasn't thinking it all the way through. I remembered that water is densest at 4 degrees, and found a page that I THOUGHT showed a density curve... and simply drew a line without thinking about what I was saying. :)

As Emily Litella would say... never mind.


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