Did you know?Unlike other elements and compounds which shrink as they get colder, water (H20) expands as it gets colder. Here are some examples of how it affects you:
- The ice in your beverages will float to the top rather than sink to the bottom.
- You can walk on a frozen lake in the winter because the ice is on top of the liquid water.
- If water shrank as it got colder, ice would sink to the bottom of lakes and oceans, which would kill underwater plants and bring about the demise of most fish.