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Ice float on water because the density is lower.

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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.


Hypothesis can water float on ice?

The ability for something to float on another substance is related to the density and since ice is LESS dense than water it would float on top of water, not water on top of ice.In other words, water is more dense than ice and thus no.


Why does ice float on top of a liquid water?

Because when water freezes it becomes less dense therefore it can float on top of water.


Is ice more dense that water?

No. That's why water doesn't float on top of ice.


Why does ice cubes float on top of water?

Ice cubes are less dense than water.


Are there other solids besides ice and water that will float in the same liquid?

Oil/petroleum (gasoline?) will float on top of water as well.


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

Ice has a lower density than liquid water- apex


Do ice float in water?

yes, ice does float in water. it will eventually melt and change into water.


How does hydrogen bonding help ice cubes float?

Hydrogen bonds are responsible for the lattice structure of ice, making it less dense than liquid water, thereby making ice float on top of water.


Why does an ice cube not float?

Ice cubes do float on water.


Why ice is float in water?

The reason why ice will float in water is because ice is not as dense as water, therefore, it floats.


Why does ice float on the surface of water-?

The reason why ice will float on the surface of water is because ice has less density than water.


When is expanding ice helpful?

When frozen water expands, it gets lighter. So ice can float on top of water instead of sinking to the bottom.


Why does ice stay at the top of oceans instead of sinking tp the bottom?

Ice is less dense, so it will float and the salt in the ocean water will also help it float


Do ice cubes in water float or sink?

They float, as ice is less dense than water.


How does ice float on top of water?

Ice is less dense than water so it floats. ex. ice is more dense than ethanol so it sinks.


Ice cubes float in water cause they are less what?

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


What substances in their solid state will float in their liquid state?

Water. That is why ice floats on the top of a lake.


Do salty ice cubes float in water?

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


Do pieces of ice float in salt water?

Ice floats also on fresh water.Ice float on ocean waters.Yes, ice floats on salt water. consider the ice berg.


Why does a icebreg float?

water is the only substance on earth where its density is HIGHER when liquid, and LOWER when solid. a substance will float on top of another if its density is lower than the other substance. so because the ice has a LOWER density it will float on top of the water


Why does ice float in water and not ethanol?

density of ice float is less than water and more than Ethanol.


When does water float and why does it float?

Water floats when it is in the solid phase, called ice. Ice floats because the density of ice is less than the density of water.


Why does ice float in liquid water?

Ice floats because it is less dense than water. When water freezes, it creates a crystal lattice that occupies more volume than the water did. Because it is less dense, ice is displaced by water (and floats on top). If enough ice is forced below the surface by its weight, you can have ice on top and ice below (as in an iceberg).


Does water or ice have the most density?

Water,thats why ice float on water.


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