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Snow and Ice

When water turns to ice how much does it expand?

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November 30, 2009 6:48AM

If you have 100ml of water, when it turns to ice it will become about 109ml in volume, so about a 9% increase in volume after it freezes. When the temperature plummets to a much lower termperature, say -50F, the volume of the ice will decrease by a small amount, about 0.4% from the 109ml tial volume.