What will happen to a ice cube if its stays in a glass of water?


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2011-09-13 17:40:12
2011-09-13 17:40:12

well the ice cubes will disappear and the ice cubes make the water bigger because the ice cubes will melt into water!

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If the ice is already in the glass, when it melts there will be no net change in the abount of water. The ice cube displaces its own volume in water. The ice cube will melt and its H2O molecules will dissolve into those of the glass of water.

beakers are not made of water, they are made of glass.

It would eventually melt, and somewhat cool the water.

The water level lowers. See the Related Question below for additional info.

The level would remain the same, because the ice cube displaces its own mass of water. This displaced mass is replaced when the ice cube melts.

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

It is true that an ice cube will melt much faster in tap water than in salt water. And although there is a difference in how high the ice cube will float in each (as I'd said before), it is not enough to make the major difference. When you think of a regular ice cube melting in a regular glass of water, you have to remember that cold water (like the water from the ice cube) is actually denser than warm water (like the water in the cup). This is because in the cold water, the molecules have less energy and are actually closer together than in warmer water. So as the ice cube melts, the cold water coming off of it sinks to the bottom of the glass and the warm water from the bottom comes up to take its place. The water in the glass is actually constantly moving, keeping the ice cube warm by something that scientists call 'convection currents.' But salt water is much denser than tap water, warm or cold. So when you put a freshwater ice cube in a glass of salt water, the cold water coming off the ice cube doesn't sink at all. Instead, the dense salt water stays at the bottom of the glass and the cold water stays on the top. Without any convection currents to carry the cold water away from the ice cube, the ice cube melts much more slowly.

The particle in a ice cube is differ form the particles in a glass of water because ice cube is solid and the particles are close to other.

by keeping it in a glass of water and by keeping it out

3 - solid, liquid and gas (water vapour in the air above the liquid in the glass)

It melts... and more water is added in. -_-

Water temp is greater than 0 °C.

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

and example would be and in cube melting in a glass of water because it absorbs the heat of the water

Because water is warmer than 32 degrees and ice is colder. Setting the glass at room temperature causes the ice to melt.

if you were to add water an ice cube an olive oil the water would be on the bottom and the oil would be on top and the ice cube wuld float inside of the olive oil.

A simple way to illustrate energy transfer is to put an ice cube in a glass of water. The heat energy from the water will transfer to the ice cube until thermal equilibrium.

First of all, if the water is frozen, then you can't put an ice cube into it. Secondly, if you put an ice cube in liquid then froze it then it would become part of the liquid that froze.

No. The ice will melt such that it fills the volume of ice that the submerged part of the cube displaces.

This depends on the volume and temperature of the water. Assuming we're talking about a glass of room temperature water, the ice cube should melt more quickly if left out of the water. This is because as the cube melts, it has a greater effect on cooling the temperature of the water than it would the air in a room.

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