Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 12 - Think and Explain: 70

Answer

The surface area of crushed ice is greater than the same mass of larger cubes. More of the frozen water is closer to a surface, i.e., closer to its warm surroundings, and so the crushed ice melts faster.

Work Step by Step

This is discussed on page 238.
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