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  • Diagram of water molecules in ice, liquid and vapor.
    Rights: The University of Waikato Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato Published 22 June 2014 Size: 120 KB Referencing Hub media

    Water behaves differently to most other substances because, in its solid state (ice), its particles are less densely packed than in its liquid state. This is why ice floats.

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