Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

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

Chapter 15 - Think and Explain: 89

Answer

Water occupies the smallest volume at $4^{\circ}C$. If it starts at that temperature, then whether the water cools down slightly or heats up slightly, the volume increases either way. The fluid level will rise, but we don't know what happened to the temperature.

Work Step by Step

This is discussed on pages 293-295 and shown in Figures 15.20-15.21.
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