# Why does ice float on water??? CBSE 9 question ..answer for 3 marks.

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2014-09-20T21:50:21+05:30
ICE FLOWS ON WATER BECAUSE IT HAS A LOWER DENSITY COMPARED TO THE DENSITY OF WATER
HermioneG here. The reason why ice is less dense than water, even though it is a solid is because of its molecular structure. The atoms of water, upon freezing, form a hexagonal matrix with spaces inside. Thus it is less denser than water as it takes up more space. Look it up, I'm sure you'll find a more detailed explanation
difficult to understand.. plz explain easily..
When water freezes, it forms a structure with spaces inside. So it is less dense as compared to water, therefore it floats
above all are imp reasons and one more is that the upthrust of water is working on ice which is opposite of gravitation
Yes, HAHI is correct. It is a combination of what I said as well as what HAHI said.
2014-09-20T22:05:03+05:30

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Ice floats on water because the density of ice is lower than that of water. The density of ice is 0.917 g/cm³ while that of water is 1.02 g/cm³. So ice floats on water.
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