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Snow and Ice

Does water become more dense when it solidifies?

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February 02, 2010 8:19PM

Water is unique in that it does not get denser as it freezes. This unique fact has allowed life to evolve on the planet. If ice was more dense then water, we would not have ice on top of water. it would freeze and fall to the bottom of the lake, ocean or whatever and kill everything below.