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IF you add ice at zero degrees celcius to a container of water maintained at 0degrees, the ice wil float on the water with that water finding a certain level in the container. As the ice melts, forming liquid at zero degrees, would you expect the water level of the container to go up, down, or remain the same? explain the reasoning by which you arrived at your conclusion.


i think it WOuld it go up?? I'm not sure though.
can someone explain. thanks.

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    Look at the density of ice versus H2O at zero C. As I recall, the density of ice is less which means volume of ice is larger (for the same mass), so as the ice melts the volume gets .....
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Properties_of_water

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