# What is the effect on matter of solidification? Thanks!

Aug 4, 2018

This question will have to be readdressed....

#### Explanation:

What do we mean by $\text{solidification}$...do we mean $\text{fusion}$, i.e. the transition solid to liquid, traditionally called $\text{melting}$? In many instances the SOLID phase is (and should be) MORE dense than the liquid phase. Mind you, this prediction fails completely for the water molecule, with the result that ice-cubes, and ice-bergs float...