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Peter J. Russell + 2 others
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305389892
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4th Edition
Peter J. Russell + 2 others
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305389892

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Chapter 2, Problem 12TYK
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Discuss Concepts What would living conditions be like on Earth if ice were denser than liquid water?

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Summary Introduction

To review:

The conditions on Earth if ice would have been denser than water.

Introduction:

The hydrogen bonds in water molecules result in the formation of water lattice. These lattices are more prominent in solid crystalline form of ice. The overall mass per unit volume is less than that in liquid water because of the empty spaces between the lattices in ice. The density of ice is less than that of water.

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Ice floats on water because the density of ice is less. The ice, which is formed on water bodies in the colder regions of the world, floats on the water surface. An insulating layer is formed due to the floating ice on the surface of water bodies, which retains t...

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