confirmed as solid less dense than liquid:
claimed but probably false:
Water is not always less dense in solid form. Depending on how the water crystals are formed, it may actually be more dense. Examples include HDA and VHDA.
The solid state of water is less dense than its liquid state, which is why ice floats on water. The solid state of nearly all other substances is more dense than the liquid state and sinks in the liquid state.
Solid water, ice, is less dense than liquid water and floats on top. The solid state of other substances is more dense than the liquid state and will sink in the liquid.
Solid water, ice, is less dense than its liquid state. This is essential for aquatic life. Since ice is less dense than liquid water, it floats to the top of of the water. This insulates the water beneath the ice, allowing the water beneath the ice to remain liquid. For other substances, the solid state is more dense than the liquid state.
Yes. Ice is less dense than liquid water. For virtually all other substances, the solid state is more dense than the liquid state.
These changes of state are: solid to liquid, liquid to gas, gas to liquid, liquid to solid, solid to gas, gas to solid. The majority of substances have these state of matter changes.
Most substances are denser as solids than they are as liquids. Water is the only common exception. However, once substance in the liquid state may be denser than another substance in its solid state. For example liquid Mercury is denser than most substances, even in their solid states.
More dense as a solid.
Virtually every single one - water is a notable exception because of Hydrogen bonding.
Most substances are more dense in solid form than in liquid form. Water is an exception. Ice is less dense than water, which is why ice cubes float.
There are many substances which are more dense as a liquid than a solid.In addition to water, for which the solid form (ice) is less dense than the liquid form, the element Gallium is also less dense in the liquid state. Gallium can be solid at room temperature but will melt in the hand.confirmed as solid less dense than liquid:gallium - 5.91 (solid) vs 6.095 (liquid)bismuth - 9.78 (solid) vs 10.05 (liquid)germanium - 5.323 (solid) vs 5.60 (liquid)silicon - 2.3290 (solid) vs 2.57 (liquid)water - 0.917 (solid) vs 0.998 (liquid)claimed but probably false:acetic acid - 1.266 (solid) vs 1.049 (liquid)antimony - 6.697 (solid) vs 6.53 (liquid) (this "error" is repeated in many places, inc wikipedia)Water is not always less dense in solid form. Depending on how the water crystals are formed, it may actually be more dense. Examples include HDA and VHDA.
liquids dont melt A liquid has already melted from its solid state. I imagine the less dense the liquid is when in a solid state, the quicker it would melt to a liquid state.
The solid state is usually the most dense (except water), followed by the liquid state, which is less dense than the solid, followed by the gas state, which is the least dense.
Water is unusual because it expands when it goes from the liquid to solid state
No. In the vast majority of substances the solid state is denser than the liquid state.
Ice is less dense than water at 0 degrees. So Ice floats on water. Not many substances are less dense in the solid state than in the liquid state. It is fortunate that water is one of them.
No. The solid state of a metal is more dense than its liquid state, so it sinks.
Frost skips the liquid state, and immediately goes to the solid state of ice.
there are three states of matter one is solid another is liquid and the last one is gas and the most dense out of them all is the solid because its like a rock while gas is like steam and liquid is water
Water. That is why ice floats on the top of a lake.
No. Covalent substances do not conduct electricity in solid or liquid state.
The order is: - solid (the densest) - liquid - gas - plasma
Water in the solid state is less dense than when in the liquid state. Ice floats.
In general, gas is the least dense, liquid in the middle, and solid the most dense. Plasma, the fourth state of matter, can have a wide range of densities.