All that really needs to be remembered is that too much water/ice makes
for a diluted Jack and water. If you are sitting in a bar that is 4
degrees Celsius, get up and move before your drink freezes in your hand.
There is no problem that cannot be solved
with either a checkbook or high explosives.
On Mon, 1 Dec 1997 16:10:07 -0600 (CST) "J. Neil Doane"
>On Mon, 1 Dec 1997 DANMAS@aol.com wrote:
>> The key to this cunundrum is your statement "When water freezes and
>> to ice..." (emphasis mine). Water and ice are two different things.
>> water, a liquid, freezes, the molecules re-arrange themselves into a
>> crystaline structure, a solid. Simply put, the molecules in the
>solid ice are
>> spaced further apart than the molecules in liquid water.
>After my authoritative-sounding commentary on how water is most dense
>degrees celsius (and ice expands and your dog's bowl is busted) is
>by Dan's statement here, I made a call to a professor of chemistry
>of mine and lo...
> Dan's right! (*ack!*) :P
>(Well...mostly. The statement below:
>> Water expands when heated and contracts when cooled.
>Is true other than for those 4 small degrees between 4 degrees Celsius
>0 degrees Celsius, when water contracts when heated and expands when
>cooled.) _Water_ is most dense at 4 degrees Celsius...ice's volume is
>effected little by temperature...or so I am told. As Dan said, the
>to a crystaline structure (as my friend says "a crystaline
>lattice") apparently does the damage and expands H20 to break the tub
>blow the blockplugs.)
>I bow to the mighty Dan. :)
>...now I just need to find that damned high school chemistry