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# How does the density of water compare to that of an ice cube?

The density of liquid water is greater than the density of an ice cube. This is why ice floats on top of liquid water.

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It depends if the ice cube your talking about have the bigger density than the water which is 1.00G/ML then it will sink .... TO get the density of the cube u have u have to divide the mass over the volume of the cube..

Ice cubes don't sink in water, as the density of an ice cube is less than the density of water.

The density of ice is less than water, thus it floats.

ice cube floats in water because it is dense and heavy if u compare water to alcohol then an ice cube will sink in the alcohol because alcohol is less dense which means its light.

Let V be the volume of the ice cube and U be the volume of the cube immersed in water density of water at 4oC = 0.998 g/cm&sup3; density of ice at 0oC = 0.917 g/cm&sup3; Weight of the ice cube = volume * density * g = 0.917*V*g [N] Buoyancy on the ice cube = volume * density * g = 0.988*U*g [N] Apply Newton's 3rd Law of Motion to the floating ice cube: 0.917*V*g = 0.988*U*g U/V = 0.928 = 92.8% Hence, 92.8% of the ice cube is immersed in water, or 7.2% of the ice cube is above water. The answer in percent can be converted to a fraction as follows: 7.2/100. =========================

an ice cube cannot sink in water because its density is less than that of water. this is because of the air bubbles trapped inside; that make the ice cube less dense than water.

B/c the density of the ice cube is greater than the density of the air.

FRESH/TAP WATER melts an ice cube (tap water) FASTER than salt water. This has to do with the density of the two types of water. Salt water has more density than tap water. When the ice cube melts in salt water, then the fresh water which runs off of it floats on the surface of the water, near the ice cube. The run-off is very cold, and so the ice cube melts more slowly. In fresh water then CONVECTION CURRENTS carry the cold (more dense) run-off water to the bottom, and warmer (less dense) water comes up to the surface, and into contact with the ice cube. This continues until the ice cube melts, and it causes the ice cube to melt faster.

Yes. Ice is less dense than water, which is why it floats.

Using the formula density = mass/volume. Take one ice cube, quickly weigh it, and then drop it into a measuring cylinder already filled with a quantity of water. record the change in volume, which is the volume of the ice cube. To calculate the density, calculate as follows: mass of ice cube / volume = density in grams/cm3

At equal volume the mass of ice is lower than the mass of water.The density of ice is lower than the density of liquid water.

To calculate the density of any object all you need to do is measure the mass and volume. Density = mass/volumeThe density of ice is less than water(which is why only the top of lakes freeze in the winter). For those that want to find the density while it is floating in water look below: Imagine a cube of ice floating in water. In order for it to float the force of gravity on the ice must equal the force of buoyancy on the ice. The force of buoyancy as described by Archimedes is equal to the mass of water displaced by the ice. Lets say the ice is x cm below the level of the water. then: force buoyancy = (density of water)*volume*gforce buoyancy = (density of water)*(area of ice cube)*x*g where g is the acceleration due to gravity equating this to the force of gravity gives: (density of water)*x = (density ice)*(total height of cube) hope that helps.

No, the water (unless it evaporates) will have the same mass.There is no reason for the mass to change. The density, however, will change: ice is less dense than water because of its crystal structure, and this is why ice tends to float in water.

The water raises the temperature of the ice cube

The density of an ice cube is less than the liquid.

results of does juice or water melt a ice cube faster

An ice cube will dissolve in water because the water is warmer than the ice.

the density of ice is 0.9167g/cm3 * * * * * It is 0.931 g/cm3 at normal pressure.

I think that salty ice cube do float in water because ice bergs float it water and they're made of salty water. i think i depends on the density (Amount of salt) in the ice

Solid water is commonly called ice. It is less dense than water- which is why ice cubes float in your drink.

The ice float on water because the density of ice is lower (0,916 7 g/cm3 at 0 0C) than the density of water (o,999 8 g/cm3 at 0 0C).

There's enough water to create a single ice cube.It depends on how big the ice cube is.

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