No. Exactly the opposite. Water is the only known substance whose solid form floats in its liquid form.
Which, incidentally, is a lucky accident, since life on earth would be impossible if ice sank in water.
Asked in Acids and Bases
Ice floats in water does frozen HNO3 float in liquid HNO3?
Besides water, a substance in solid form is more dense. At the least dense substance floats, HN03 will not float in liquid HN03. ;) ...
Asked in Physics, Chemistry, Snow and Ice
What phenomenon allows objects or liquids that are less dense to float in liquids that are more dense?
If an object or liquid is is less dense than the liquid in which it floats, that's the reason why it floats, because whatever is less dense floats. If you meant to ask why something MORE dense can float in something LESS dense, one answer is surface tension. ...
Asked in Physics, Snow and Ice
Does ice sink or float when placed in the liquids?
Not all liquids have the same density. Water is the most common liquid (here on Earth at least) and ice floats on water. Haven't you ever had a drink with an icecube in it? ...
Would water or liquid mercury float?
Water floats when it is turned into ice, because in this form it is less dense (it crystallizes, and the structure expands). It also can float in combinations of liquids, for example, it is less dense than liquid mercury, but more dense than oil, so it would 'float' on the mercury. Liquid mercury is very dense, and doesn't usually float on things. ...
Asked in Chemistry, Snow and Ice
Does ice float because water becomes more or less dense when its frozen?
The structure of frozen water (ice) is less dense than the random arrangement of the water molecules in liquid water, thus ice floats because water becomes less dense when it is frozen. Because of buoyancy forces, an object placed in a liquid will float if it is less dense than the liquid and sink if it is more dense. ...
Are there solids that are less dense than liquids?
Yes, there are many. For example, anything that floats on water is less dense than liquid water. A number of solids are less dense than liquids. The most common example is ice. Ice (frozen water) is less dense than its liquid counterpart for some very specific reasons. Many other solids are less dense than liquids, as well. Using water as the liquid, you'll find that cork, wood (most kinds) and styrofoam will all float on it. As the liquid becomes more dense, the...
What is more dense a solid or liquid?
In general, a solid is more dense than the liquid form of that same substance. But there is a wide range of densities of solids and liquids, and there are lots of solids that will float on different liquids. Most wood will float on water, and lead will float on liquid mercury. ...
Explain why things sink and float in terms of density?
An object floats when its density is lower than the liquid it is being compared with (the liquid it floats on) and it sinks when its density is higher than the liquid it is being compared with. ...