Physics- why does ice float?
What keeps it from sinking? Thanks
- Red FoxLv 74 months agoFavourite answer
Ice floats because it is about 9% less dense than liquid water.
- FiremanLv 74 months ago
Archimedes law states that an object immersed in a fluid will experience an upward buoyant force equal to the weight of the fluid displaced. It's this upward force that causes the ice to float. Ice has a density of about 0.9 g/cm^3, a little bit less than the density of water (1 g/cm^3).