Posted by **Kim** on Wednesday, April 15, 2009 at 9:24pm.

If the density of ice is 0.92 g/cm^3, what percent of an ice cube’s (or iceberg’s) mass is above water.

- Science -
**Rick_the_chemist**, Thursday, April 16, 2009 at 5:12am
The density of water is 1 g/cm^3.

Archimedes' principle says that the "buoyancy" (the upward force) is equal to the weight of water that is displaced.

You're only given the density. Therefore, you can assume whatever mass of ice that you wish. If you pick 1 gram of ice, the volume of ice will be

1 gram / (0.92 g/cm^3) = 1.087 cm^3

If you immerse this in water, it will displace 1 gram of water. Since the density of water is 1 gram/cc, it will displace 1 cm^3 of water.

You have 1 cm^3 of water being displaced, and a total ice volume of 1.087 cm^3. Therefore, 0.087 cm^3 of ice is above the water

0.087 cm^3 / 1.087 cm^3 x 100% = 8%

## Answer this Question

## Related Questions

- Physical Science - If the density of ice is 0.92 g/cm^3, what percent of an ice ...
- Physical Science - plz i need help If the density of ice is 0.92 g/cm^3, what ...
- science - You freeze 92g of water, and it becomes a cube of ice. a. What is the ...
- Science - You have a block of ice with a mass of 6.12 . The volume of the water ...
- Science - A perfectly square ice cube measures 3cm on each side.It has a mass of...
- physics - A rectangular block of ice 8 m on each side and 1.5 m thick floats in ...
- science - a glass is partially filled with water. Five ice cubes are placed in ...
- chemistry - An ice cube with a mass of 40.0 g melts in water originally at 25.0 ...
- science - a glass is partially filled with water. Five ice cubes are placed in ...
- Science - A block of ice has the density of 0.97 g/cm3. How much of it will sink...