Ice floats in water because ice weighs less than water since ice weighs less than water it also has less density contributing to its ability to float in water density is defined as a measure of the mass of an object with a constant volume the equation for density is mass divided by volume as . What happens to the ice cube alcohol is less dense than water less even than frozen water so since the ice cube is denser than the alcohol in the glass it sinks. From giant icebergs to tiny cubes ice the frozen form of water always floats on its liquid form why does ice float on water ashish 2 years ago facebook ashish is a science graduate bachelor of science from punjabi university india he spends a lot of time watching movies and an awful lot more time discussing them . We see ice cubes floating in our drinks it doesnt seem strange at all but actually water is really weird in nature when almost all other liquids freeze they would sink in their own liquid form. While regular ice floats in water heavy water ice cubes sink in regular water ice made from heavy water would however be expected to float in a glass of heavy water heavy water is water made using the hydrogen isotope deuterium rather than the usual isotope protium deuterium has a proton and
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