Water

What Makes The Water Freeze?

Freezing is the process in which the water solidifies into the solid form when the temperature in the atmosphere decreases below the normal. The temperature at which water solidifies is known as the freezing point of water.

On the contrary, the process in which solidified ice converts back into its liquid form is known as Melting and the temperature at which this happens is known as the Melting point. Every liquid has its own freezing and melting point at which it freezes and melts.

Reasons For Water To Freeze:

Actually, as water cools the movement between its molecules decreases and keeps on decreasing until the water finally solidifies. Another, factor which is related to freezing is that as the cooling in water increases it expands and decreases the density. So as the water reaches it freezing point which is zero degrees at that point it has the least amount of density.

It is because of this reason only that the iceberg or even a small piece of ice also in spite of being frozen structure floats in water. Actually in this case, as the water nears its freezing point it further expands and it expands from the top to the bottom. It is for the same reason that the ice floats in water.

This can also be understood as that a molecule of water is made of 2 molecules of hydrogen and one molecule of carbon. The bond between these three molecules is weak in water which enables them to move freely in that environment.

As the water cools the energy of these molecules reduces making the water dense but still they can move freely until the water attains the temperature of 4 degrees. Once this temperature is attained the molecules of water becomes strong and they align themselves in a pattern of a six- sided crystal. It is because of this shape that ice is able to float in the water.

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