Subject: If water expands as it freezes, why does my water bottle contract?
Date: Fri May 16 12:19:39 2003
Posted by Katharine
Grade level: grad (non-science)
City: Marietta State/Province: GA
Area of science: Chemistry
I understand that water expands as it freezes. What I don't understand is why
when I fill up my plastic water bottle with tap water, put it in the freezer,
and then take it out, the bottle has contracted? I'm having a hard time
understanding why my bottle seems to be sucked in, but yet the water inside has
actually expanded in the freezing process.
Re: If water expands as it freezes, why does my water bottle contract?
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