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Is water heavier when its frozen or not frozen?
Jokes, Polls & Anything Else / 11:11 PM - Sunday November 22, 2009

Is water heavier when its frozen or not frozen?

Are does it become less heavier?

Update: November 23, 2009.
Its not homework. I was just wondering.

- Asked by twilightzone85, A Mr. Nice Guy, Male, 29-35, Milwaukee, Food Service

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I think its heavier frozen.

HI !

- Response by pamster, A Hippie Chick, Female, 36-45, Atlanta, Home Maker

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It weighs the same. The reason it floats when frozen is because of the air trapped inside.

- Response by trhjr1, A Guy Critical, Male, 66 or older, Retired

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it weighs the same but is more portable frozen.

- Response by headscratching, A Mr. Nice Guy, Male, 46-55, Science / Engineering

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As far as I know the weight per volume decreases, so yes arr it does become less heavier if you only account for the origonal volume.

- Response by dick, A Jock, Male, 29-35, Construction

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I floats in water. So, it must be lighter than water.

Ice is one of those strange things where the crystal structure of ice is much larger than the liquid structure. So, ice expands when it freezes. Most things shrink. Think of molten metal of any kind, when you pour the liquid into a mold, it will get smaller when it solidifies (freezes) so you can get it out of the mold. If you throw the piece back into the liquid metal pot it will sink to the bottom.

If you pour water into a mold and freeze it, the stuff will expand and break the mold.

Some people on here were talking about air bubbles. This simply is not true, although there are air bubbles in most ice. But ice from the bottom of a glacier has had all of the air squeezed out and it still floats because of the ice structure.

Have a good night.

- Response by welloone, A Mr. Married Guy, Male, 66 or older, Retired

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hummmm....when it frozen i believe..its a solid.
solid adds weight.
humm, but...water in a liquid form adds pressure.
I guess, your gonna get me to do the Google??

- Response by pinknblu, A Thinker, Female, 36-45, Who Cares?

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They weight the same. Frozen it traps air.

- Response by lifestyle, A Father Figure, Male, 56-65, Houston

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A gallon of water weighs approximately 8 lbs.

Fill a milk jug with water....weigh it...then put it in the freezer...take it out a day or two later, and weigh it again.

You'll find it still weighs 8 lbs.

- Response by drumboi2, A Guy Critical, Male, 56-65

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