General Chemistry 10th Edition

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1-28505-137-8
ISBN 13: 978-1-28505-137-6

Chapter 11 - States of Matter; Liquids and Solids - Questions and Problems - Page 478: 11.32


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We know that by increasing the pressure on solid ice at constant temperature , we will convert solid ice into liquid water. The ice below the wire starts to melt due to its weight. The pressure is released above the wire thus the block of ice was not cut into half.
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