why does ice float on water ?

Asked by aishu13 | 6th Jul, 2010, 03:19: PM

Expert Answer:

In a mixture, a substance which is less dense floats on the other component. Water reaches its maximum density at 4°C (40°F). On further cooling it freezes into ice resulting inbecoming less dense. This property is seen due to hydrogen bonding found in water molecules.

Answered by  | 19th Jul, 2010, 03:21: PM

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