Ice

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Description

The solid form of water. Ice is less dense than water and thus the same volume of liquid will fill a greater space when it solidifies. Dissolved salts can significantly decrease the temperature for freezing/melting ice.

See also ice melter and freeze-thaw cycle

Composition H2O
Density 0.917
Refractive Index 1.3049, 1.3062

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Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics, Robert Weast (ed.), CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida, v. 61, 1980 Comment: density=0.917; ref. index = 1.3049, 1.3062 (A)

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