and Ice Side-by-Side
liquid water each molecule is hydrogen bonded to approximately
3.4 other water molecules. In ice each each molecule is hydrogen
bonded to 4 other molecules.
the two structures below. From observing these two structures
can you explain why ice is less dense than water?
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right mouse button over the image to change from wireframe
to cpk, stick or ball and stick.
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