Why does ice have a different density than liquid water?
It has to do with how the
The difference between the densities has to do with how
From the image above, notice how the ice molecules (image on left) are connected in a more rigid manner. The liquid water molecules (image on the right) on the other hand are connected closer to each other.
This means, in a given volume, let's just say
So, if we were to look at the formula of density:
Since we are looking at same volume,
That's why, density of water is higher than density of ice.