Top Answer
User Avatar
Wiki User
2008-11-16 10:18:56
2008-11-16 10:18:56

because when water is frozen to make ice it expands, making it less dense and able to float


Related Questions

No. Unless adding ice cubes to soda means you drink less soda.

They shouldn't, ice cubes should float if they are only ice (water).

ice cubes, iceburgs. do they float or sink and that might answer your question

Ice cubes don't sink in water, as the density of an ice cube is less than the density of water.

Because some ice cubes are cooler than others. The ones that just have that awesomeness, sink.

If ice cubes sink in a liquid, we know that the density of the liquid is less than the density of the ice. The liquid does not have the buoyancy to support the ice and cause it to float.


They float, as ice is less dense than water.

yes, water in ice form is less dense the water in liquid form. that's why ice cubes float in a glass of soda, or on a pond or lake oly the top freezes and the ice doesnt sink to the bottom.

Dont put them in your mouth that should help

water has a freezing point of 0ºC. Soda is made up of different substances that make it have a much lower freezing point, which is why it is quicker to freeze ice cubes rather than soda ice cubes

No. Ice cubes will sink in pure alcohol, and will float lower in low-proof alcoholic beverages. This is because alcohol is less dense than ice.

Ice cubes that are in water are in full contact with a liquid medium with high rate of heat transfer. in soda, some of the surface of the ice is in contact with gas bubbles that have low rate of heat transfer. Liquid transfers heat (melting the ice) faster than air.

Ice cubes cause extra fizz in a Coke because of the temperature. The ice is much colder than the soda, so it fizzes when it is put into it.

Because ice box is a thermal insulator

They don't, ice cubes float in water. Unlike most substances the solid form of water is less dense than its liquid form causing it to float.

They dont shirnk they expand

ice cubes that melt are called as melting ice cubes

The colder ice cubes would take longer to melt than the hot ice cubes...

They do have ice cubes in Germany.

Ice is less dense than liquid water, so it floats. This is the same reason why ice cubes float in a glass of water.

what happpens when you heat ice cubes

Copyright ยฉ 2020 Multiply Media, LLC. All Rights Reserved. The material on this site can not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with prior written permission of Multiply.