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Old 13th August, 2004, 11:07 AM
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Originally Posted by gizmo

Ice floats because it displaces more water by volume than it weighs.
*sigh* With reference to Perry's Chemical Engineer's Handbook, 7th Ed, R. H. Perry, Don, W. Green, 1997, McGraw Hill; Table 2-1, page 2-27 the specific gravity (i.e. the density relative to water at 0 Celsius) of water at 4 Celsius is 1.00, while that of ice at 0 Celsius is 0.915.

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