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# What is the volume of 1 pound of ice?

## Answer

###### Wiki User

###### July 29, 2007 9:29PM

The voluime of one pound of water is 27.7 (rounded to the nearest tenth) cubic inches. Now the weight of water does not change after freezing; however, water has an expansion rate of 4% when frozen. Therefore, one pound of ice has a volume of 28.8 (rounded to the nearest tenth) cubic inches.

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###### Asked in Chemistry, Science, Snow and Ice

### Is ice heavier than water?

Ice is lighter than water. That is why it floats
on water.
The term "lighter" is confusing here. A pound of water will
still freeze into a pound of ice. However, the the pound of ice is
less dense than the pound of water, so it floats. This gives the
impression that a pound of ice is lighter than a pound of water.
Well really, it depends on the quantity of both ice and water.
However lets say if you had 1 kilogram of ice and 1 kilogram of
water. The ice would weigh more because the particles are pulled
together more and they're no longer liquid (physically) and the ice
would be bigger and heavier (obviously) .

###### Asked in Physics, Chemistry

### How much does water volume increase when it freezes?

Its density decreases from that of liquid water from 1g / cc, to
0.9167 g / cc
Volume = mass / density
So: volume of 1g of water = 1/1 = 1 cc
volume of 1 g of ice = 1/0.9167 = 1.0909 cc
So % increase = increase / original volume = 0.0909 / 1 = 9.09 /
100
= 9.09 % increase in volume from liquid water to ice

###### Asked in Units of Measure, Physics, Volume

### How much water is in a pound of ice?

Ice and water are identical in mass. (However, they have
different densities and thus are different by volume, but we are
not concerned with any volumes of ice so ignore this fact.)
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16 oz (28 g/oz) = 448 g 448 g (1 mL / 1 g) = 448 mL
448 mL (0.033814 fl oz./mL) = 15.15 fl oz.
1 pound of ice/water is slightly less than 1 pint of water.

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