Why is melting ice not a chemical reaction?

2 Answers
May 24, 2018

ice melting is not a chemical reaction because when an ice is melting there is no chemical change happening upon the ice. The water molecules are still the same, they are still water molecules.

See below


When ice melts, it turns into water, or #H_2O#. The difference between water and ice is physical...

Melting ice just changes its physical state. It is still made up of Hydrogen and Oxygen atoms.

Hope this helps!