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liz asked in Science & MathematicsPhysics · 4 months ago

Physics-  why does ice float?

What keeps it from sinking? Thanks

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  • 4 months ago
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    Ice floats because it is about 9% less dense than liquid water. 

  • 4 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).

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