why is ice lighter than water?

Chang H. Choi cchoi at hsc.usc.edu
Mon Jun 17 17:27:13 EST 1996


Hi, I am taking a biochem 101A now.  If any of you out there can explain
why the density of ice is lighter than liquid water, it would be great
help to me.
I know the problem is related to the bond length of hydrogen bond, but I
cannot fully understand the concept.
help me.





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