Édouard Xavier Full Stack Web Developer @ ÉdX 18 Thoughts 13 Thinkings 0 Vibrations 2k TRP View Profile8 Question Édouard XavierExplainer R: April 13, 2020 In: Science & Techwhy does ice float on water8Can someone please explain to me why does ice float on water? I will appreciate any input, thankschemistryfloaticesciencewater ShareFacebookThoughts Flow For You: are cryptographic experts hackers what is loop how to program overhead door remote should there be an ethics of technology If God created universe, then who created god?6 ThinkingsStreamedOldestRecentStumbleameerhamza36609 8 Thoughts 34 Thinkings 0 Vibrations 208 TRP View Profile ameerhamza36609 Enlightened Dropped a think on June 26, 2020 at 5:13 am Ice floats on water because it is less dense than water. Water has a density of 1.0 gm/cubic cm. The density of ice Ih is 0.931 gm/cubic cm. Since the water is heavier, it displaces the lighter ice, causing the ice to float to the top.3Login to Reply Share ShareShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on WhatsApp Anonymous Dropped a think on May 21, 2020 at 4:18 pm Ice is solid form of water. We know many gases like oxygen, carbon dioxide are dissolved in water . Volume of these gases is more as molecules in gas can expand like they would do in infinity . When solidification of the water starts these gases get trapped , also the crystal structure of ice becomes uneven with presence of voids in it ,ie. Empty spaces . Just like bubble wrap though it have it’s own weight imagine bobble wrap without gas in it and in shape of solid mass , I guess it would have some solid density now ! Now when ice gets formed due to above reasons there is density difference ! Density is mass present in specific volume , now as mass per unit volume of ice is reduced due to voids , the density decreased , and whatever is denser goes down hence ice floats on water !3Login to Reply Share ShareShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on WhatsAppCHANTEL SMITH Visual Artist at ARTJOURNAL 48 Thoughts 93 Thinkings 1 Vibration 1k TRP View Profile CHANTEL SMITH Explainer Visual Artist at ARTJOURNAL Dropped a think on June 11, 2020 at 7:05 pm Because it is lighter than the water its floating on before it dissolves. If something doesn’t float its because its too heavy and sinks. < < < < Ice cubes dissolves in the water while floating on top.2Login to Reply Share ShareShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on WhatsAppLearn moreAYUK MIKE tataw 0 Thoughts 223 Thinkings 0 Vibrations 580 TRP View Profile AYUK MIKE tataw Teacher Dropped a think on May 25, 2020 at 2:09 pm As it cools further and freezes into ice,it actually became less dense…ice floats because it is about 9% less dense than liquid water….1Login to Reply Share ShareShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on WhatsAppBakoma Hanricharms 4 Thoughts 192 Thinkings 0 Vibrations 657 TRP View Profile Bakoma Hanricharms Teacher Dropped a think on April 27, 2020 at 10:09 pm Yes ice float in water very possible in a day life .due to in density differences0Login to Reply Share ShareShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on WhatsAppJoseph Inya 2 Thoughts 1 Think 0 Vibrations 31 TRP View Profile Joseph Inya Seeker Dropped a think on April 21, 2020 at 8:05 pm Because ice is made up of water0Login to Reply Share ShareShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on WhatsAppLogin or Register, to drop a think.