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hat evidence do we have that the solid form of water is less dense than the liquid form of water at its freezing/melting point?

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

The evidence in support of the lighter nature of solid form of water as compared to liquid form of water must be given.

Concept Introduction:

Density of a substance is responsible for lighter nature or heavier nature of substances.

Explanation

Intermolecular force in solid form of water that is ice is less than that of liquid form of water. As separation between molecules in solid form is less so density of ice is lesser than water. The evidence is the floating of ice on water...

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