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Why does ice float on water ... ???

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Asked by Manoj Joshi, 08 Feb 11:16 am
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The density of ice is less than the water,hence the weight exerted in downward direction is less the boyant force experienced by the ice in the upward direction.Therefore the ice floats on water
Answered by Karan, 08 Feb 01:45 pm

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I think it has lower density than water..which means air must be trapped within ice..hence it floats..
Answered by Anurag Sharma, 08 Feb 11:19 am

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Because the density of ice is much lower then the density of water.
Answered by roopak singh, 10 Feb 11:37 pm

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The Specific Gravity of ice is around 0.9hence it is lighter than water So it floats
Answered by LolitaManfieldsManforever, 08 Feb 03:43 pm

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Coz of low density
Answered by Manju Sikri, 08 Feb 12:38 pm

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Again "Law of Buoyancy" = 'The object floats on the water when the weight of the water displaced by the submerged object is more than its weight,
as such when the water freezes into ice its volume increases irrespective of its weight .....hence when the same ice is submerged in water it displaces the same volume of water which is more than the weight of the ice-berg hence it floats.......

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Ice floats on water under the law of floatation of bodies as presented by Greek scientist Archimedes. When the ice is placed in water, the weight of the body (downward) and the buoyant force of water acting upwards ensure that it stays afloat.
Answered by vedprakash sharma, 08 Feb 11:33 am

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Jai shri ram due to air occupying inner space its density becomes less than one
Answered by Ramesh Agarwal, 08 Feb 11:21 am

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