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Water is unusual in that its solid form (ice) is less dense than its liquid form. Discuss some implications of this fact.

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Interpretation:

The density of ice is less than that of liquid water. Some implications of this fact must be explained.

Concept Introduction:

Ice is hydrogen bonded covalent solid in which there is cavity structure.

Explanation

When temperature is gradually increased from 00C40C then the hydrogen bonds in ice starts breaking which allow the water molecules to come closer and thus density increases and volume decreases

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