Water turns into ice when it cools down to zero degrees Celsius (or 32 degrees Fahrenheit). So, we can say that “ice is a cooler version of water” :D. Ice often forms on lakes, rivers, and the ocean in winters. It occurs in different forms such as frost, snow, sleet, and hail.
When the temperature of the water gets close to the freezing point (i.e. zero degrees celsius), water molecules begin to expand. In a small space, these expanding molecules can create a lot of pressure. This is why when water freezes in a crack in a rock, the ice can eventually break the rock apart (using the pressure of expanding molecules). Thus, it plays a very important role in the process of weathering.
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So, now you know why we can say that ice is a cooler version of water. That is all for now and meet you in my next article. Keep Reading, Keep Exploring, and Keep Sharing your Knowledge and above all BE CURIOUS. 😉
- Society, N., 2021. ice. [online] National Geographic Society. Available at: <https://www.nationalgeographic.org/encyclopedia/ice/>.