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Answered 2015-04-01 15:09:10

Ice is less dense than water, so ice will float.

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Why does ice cubes float on top of water?

Ice cubes are less dense than water.


Do ice cubes in water float or sink?

They float, as ice is less dense than water.


Why do ice cubes float in drinks and water?

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Why do ice cubes always float at the top of a glass of water?

Ice is less dense than water and will float on water.


Is water Less dense than ice cubes?

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


Is liquid water less dense than ice cubes?

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


Why do ice cubes sink in water?

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.


Do icecubes float?

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


Do ice cubes float in oil?

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Is a ice cube less dense than liquid water?

Yes. That's why ice cubes float in water.


Is a ice cube more or less dense than liquid water?

Ice cubes are less dense than liquid water, which is why they float.


Is ice or water less dence?

ICE ... Think of a glass of water with ice cubes in it. They float! Water actually expands when it is frozen, making it less dense.


Is water more dense as a solid then a liquid?

No, less dense. That's why ice cubes and bergs float.


What is a way to see that ice is less dense then liquid water?

Put ice cubes in a glass of water. They will float, indicating that they are less dense than liquid water.


Does water expand upon freezing?

Yes, the water does expand. Because it expands, it becomes less dense. That is why ice cubes float.


Is an ice cube less or more dense than liquid water?

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What type of solid is less dense than its liquid form?

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Why do ice cubes float to the top of glass of water?

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Why liquid water is denser than ice?

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Why does your poop float sometimes?

Diets that are high in fat can cause feces to float, as fat is less dense then water.


Why is ice less dense than liquid water at 0 celsius?

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Why are salty ice cubes more buoyant than fresh water ice cubes?

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