Chemistry 12th Edition

Published by McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN 10: 0078021510
ISBN 13: 978-0-07802-151-0

Chapter 1 - Intermolecular Forces and Liquids and Solids - Questions & Problems - Page 510: 11.29


Ice has a unique crystal structure.

Work Step by Step

Ice has a relatively open, unique crystal structure with additional space in between the molecules that allows it to float on water. The extra space in the crystal structure allows ice to have a lower density than water because there are less molecules in a given space.
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