a quistion abouth ice

Discussion in 'Chemistry' started by orcot, Aug 23, 2008.

  1. orcot Valued Senior Member

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    (water)ice foats ontop of water because it is less dense. So how come you can walk on ice but not on water?
     
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  3. Read-Only Valued Senior Member

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    Even though the ice is less dense than the water, it's still a solid - that's why you can walk on it.
     
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  5. Nasor Valued Senior Member

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    Because one is a solid and the other a liquid. Is this a serious question?
     
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  7. orcot Valued Senior Member

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    someone asked me, I didn't had a real answer what exactly does make something solid if it isn't the density
     
  8. Oli Heute der Enteteich... Registered Senior Member

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    It's the relationship of the atoms to one another in the substance: in a solid their positions and distances don't/ can't particularly change. In a liquid they can change and in a gas they have even more freedom.
     
  9. CheskiChips Banned Banned

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    Does anyone know if there is a relationship with atom-cohesion and density? Is it an attribute of the element?
     

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