Wow I wish I was paying attention when Dr. Heeb taught us water density, I can't seem to figure out why ice floats!
Well Siddharth, to answer your question, I get an alert everytime a student has a question.
Ok Siddharth, so imagine a glass of water with some ice
when ice is a solid, it doesn't have the energy to move around easily so, they are not able to break and form bonds so easily. So instead of forming covalent bonds they form hydrogen bonds. with hexagonal lattice structures keeping oxygen molecules apart.
The ice will end up floating in water because, the density of ice is about 90% the density of water.
Ok, I think I understand now...
Great, if you need anymore help just think!
Sure, will do!
Alright I will be going now, don't be afraid to ask for help!
Man that was weird! At least I know why ice floats now!