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What do you mean by anomalous behaviour of water ?

Solution

Substances when heated expand. Their density [ \frac { m }{ v } ] decrease. But in case of water:
When water is heated from 0°C to 4°C it CONTRACT and density INCREASE, heating water above 4°C starts expanding and density of water decrease.
This means water has maximum density at 4°C. This is called anomalous behaviour of water.

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Solution What Do You Mean by Anomalous Behaviour of Water ? Concept: Compare Expansivity in Solids, Liquids and Gases.
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