Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

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

Chapter 15 - Think and Explain - Page 299-300: 92


At $0^{\circ}C$ it will contract when warmed a little. At $4^{\circ}C$ and $6^{\circ}C$ it will expand when warmed a little.

Work Step by Step

This is discussed on pages 293-295, and shown in Figures 15.20-15.21. Look at the volume vs. T curve in Figure 15.21. Starting at $0^{\circ}C$ and warming up, we see the volume contracts (becomes smaller). Similar reasoning shows that starting at $4^{\circ}C$ and $6^{\circ}C$, water will expand when warmed a little.
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