Biology

Explain why ice forming within a living organism may result in its death.


Candice/ Michelle (Whoever you are) I think if you read the link I left above for you, it will be clear.
Hint*
If ice expands when it freezes and the cell wall/membrane can't stretch, what's going to happen. What does a balloon do when you put too much air in it?

  1. 👍 0
  2. 👎 0
  3. 👁 81
  1. it will expand and make it easier to break

    1. 👍 0
    2. 👎 0
    posted by kenya

Respond to this Question

First Name

Your Response

Similar Questions

  1. Biology

    What does it take to be a living organism? Living things share 8 characteristics that are listed in Chapter 1 of your textbook on page 19. Think of an organism or cell in which all 8 characteristics are not obvious. For example,

    asked by Pulasthi on November 13, 2015
  2. biogloy

    What does it take to be a living organism? Living things share 8 characteristics that are listed in Chapter 1 of your textbook on page 19. Think of an organism or cell in which all 8 characteristics are not obvious. For example,

    asked by Anonymous on June 11, 2015
  3. science

    Characteristics of Living Organisms Ten characteristics distinguish an object or thing from an actual living organism. All 10 characteristics must be present simultaneously for something to be considered living. The following

    asked by Anonymous on July 23, 2008
  4. Calculus

    Ice is forming in a pond at a rate given by dy/dx=ksqrt(t), where y is the thickness of the ice in cm at time t measured in hours since the ice started forming, and k is a positive constant. Find y as a function of t.

    asked by math whizz on December 5, 2011
  5. Physics

    after an ice show, Michelle helps clear the props from the ice. Standing in her skates next to a potted artifical tree, she gives it a push. The tree, which has a mass of 6500g, slides forward at a velocity of 13m/s. Michelle,

    asked by Sarah on April 29, 2012
  6. Calculus Help Please!!! URGENT!!!!

    Carbon-14 has a half-life of 5700 years. In a living organism, the ratio of radioactive carbon-14 to ordinary carbon remains fairly constant during the lifetime of the organism. After the organism’s death no new carbon is

    asked by Taylor on April 7, 2014
  7. Physics of Modern Technology

    Label as true each of the following processes that are considered destructive to cells of a living organism (like you!). Label as false if they are not considered significantly destructive to cells of a living organism. A slow

    asked by Anonymous on September 24, 2014
  8. chemistry

    The radioactive decay of carbon-14 is first-order and the half-life is 5800 years. While a plant or animal is living, it has a constant proportion of carbon-14 (relative to carbon-12) in its composition. When the organism dies,

    asked by anonymus on August 15, 2018
  9. Math

    URGENT Candice and Dino operate computer repair services. For a service call, candice charges 40 and dino charges 50, in addition, they each charge an hourly rate. Candice for 35/hr and Dino for 30/hr . One day their charges of

    asked by Danielle on September 20, 2016
  10. Math

    Carla and Candice left from the same place at the same time and rode their bikes in the same direction along a straight road . Candice biked at an average speed that was three-quarters of Carla's average speed. After 2 hours they

    asked by Dan on October 7, 2013

More Similar Questions