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# Do ice cubes float higher in alcohol?

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No. Ice cubes will sink in pure alcohol, and will float lower in low-proof Alcoholic Beverages. This is because alcohol is less dense than ice.

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Lower, compared to pure water. This is because alcohol has a lower density.

They shouldn't, ice cubes should float if they are only ice (water).

ice cubes, iceburgs. do they float or sink and that might answer your question

No, water is more dense than ice cubes. That's why ice cubes always float.

They float, as ice is less dense than water.

Because ice cubes are less dense than water.

Yes. Ice cubes are less dense than oil and so they will float. But once they melt, oil will float as water (the melted ice) is more dense than oil.

Ice does float, but if you put in multiple ice cubes, the ice cubes underneath can't push up over and on top, so it looks like they're floating in the middle of the glass.

Ice Cubes do float! This is because the density of ice is less than the density of liquid water.

Any liquid that is less dense than the ice.

They don't, ice cubes float in water. Unlike most substances the solid form of water is less dense than its liquid form causing it to float.

No. Liquid water is more dense. This is why ice cubes float on liquid water.

They would float the same unless one is different sized than the other; although the ice would melt in warm water; therefore getting smaller. Another answer: The more dense the liquid, the higher the ice(solid) will float. Cold water is more dense than warm water, so the cube will float higher in colder water than warm.

The ice sinks in alcohol because the density of the ice is greater than the density of the alcohol.

Because some ice cubes are cooler than others. The ones that just have that awesomeness, sink.

There is nothing special about alcohol -- anything that is in contact with ice that is warmer than 0 &deg;C will melt ice cubes (as long as the mass of warm object is comparable to the mass of the ice -- obviously a cup of warm water won't melt the ice on an entire lake for instance).When two objects of different temperatures are put in contact (as when you put ice cubes in a drink), the warmer one will always transfer heat to the cooler one. If the warmer one transfers enough heat to melt the ice cubes, then they melt! If not, they might just partially melt.It's actually possible to add ice cubes to alcohol and not have them melt at all! The freezing point of alcohol is well below 0 &deg;C, and so you can have liquid alcohol be much colder than frozen ice cubes. If you add an ice cube to alcohol that is colder than the ice cube, the ice cube will be cooled by the alcohol!

Pure water ice cubes always float. They float because the molecules of water rearrange into a crystalline shape when they freeze. That arrangement leaves more empty space between the molecules of water which reduces the density of the water in ice form. Lower density objects float on higher density liquids.

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