Chemistry (12th Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0132525763
ISBN 13: 978-0-13252-576-3

Chapter 15 - Water and Aqueous Systems - 15 Assessment: 91

Answer

Cold water is more dense than warm water, so when the ice melts at the top, the really cold water will want to sink to the bottom. This allows the warmer water to come up to the surface, while the melted ice sinks to the bottom.

Work Step by Step

Cold water is more dense than warm water, so when the ice melts at the top, the really cold water will want to sink to the bottom. This allows the warmer water to come up to the surface, while the melted ice sinks to the bottom.
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