Ice floats on water because the density of ice is less than that of water .the density of ice is 0.916g/cc whereas the density of water is 1g/cc
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Large masses of ice known as icebergs can float on sea water. The density of ice is 0.917 g cm ^{-3} while that of sea water is 1.02 g cm ^{-3} . Therefore icebergs float on sea water.