posted on Feb, 7 2005 @ 02:53 AM
this questions has been troubling me for ages, i know the answer will be really simple, but thanks in advanced for your answers/replies.
How come when i freeze water in my freezer, the ice takes up a larger volume of space than what the water did before it was frozen? its the opposite
to what i would have assumed.
Doesnt the 'states' of matter go like this?
gas- are well separated with no regular arrangement.
liquid- are close together with no regular arrangement.
solid- are tightly packed, usually in a regular pattern.
thanks in advanced guys.