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Marcus Moore 4.16.16 Unit 4 Assign 1 Survey of Sciences “Ice and Floating” Why ice floats on top of liquid water, instead of sinking to the bottom? A substance floats if it is less dense, or has less mass per unit volume, than other components in a mixture. For example, if you toss a handful of rocks into a bucket of water, the rocks, which are dense compared to the water, will sink. The water, which is less dense than the rocks, will float. Basically,
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Unformatted text preview: the rocks push the water out of the way, or displace it. ±or an object to be able to Foat, it has to displace a weight of Fuid equal to its own weight. Water reaches its maximum density at 4°C (40°±). As it cools further and freezes into ice, it actually becomes less dense. References Helmenstine, Anne Marie (July 28, 2015). “Why Does Ice Float?” Retrieved from http://chemistry.about.com/od/chemistryfaqs/f/ice±oats.htm...
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