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Offline cheryl j

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I always wondered what would happen if ice didn't have room to expand - would it stay liquid? So this article was interesting. But I don't really understand what force is pushing the molecules away from each other and why its stronger than, say, the attractive force between molecules in a steel metal casing.

What Happens When You Freeze Water in a Container So Strong the Water Canít Expand Into Ice?
« Last Edit: 02/02/2014 22:47:56 by chris »


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