when a slab of ice is put on two supports and a thin wire say a copper wire with weight of say 5 kg is suspended on the slab, the wire passes through the slab without splitting the ice slab to pieces. how? explain the reason behind this phenomenon.

Asked by mehreennisar | 20th Sep, 2010, 08:29: AM

Expert Answer:

The string/wire puts pressure on ice, and under pressure ice melts, so wire can go in. But now the pressure is being applied deeper and previously melted ice again solidifies. Hence, as the wire goes ahead melting the ice with pressure the left behind melted ice solidifies, and the wire passes through without splitting the ice.

Answered by  | 20th Sep, 2010, 09:57: AM

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