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Why does a piece of ice float on water? - Physics

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Why does a piece of ice float on water?

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FLOATATION OF ICE ON WATER: Density of 0.9 g Cm-3 is less than the density of water 1 g Cm-3. Hence, ice floats on water.

Concept: Concept of Flotation and Sinking of a Substance (Relate to Density)
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Selina Concise Physics Class 8 ICSE
Chapter 2 Physical Quantities and Measurement
Short/Long Answer Questions | Q 21 | Page 35
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