4th December 2019

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Can water expand when heated?

Solids, liquids and gases expand when heated. Water expands about four percent when heated from room temperature to its boiling point. The ocean will expand when heated. Depending on what is available, heating the water can be done at school by using Bunsen burners, a hot plate, or a propane camp unit.

In respect to this, how much does water expand?

When liquid water is cooled, it contracts like one would expect until a temperature of approximately 4 degrees Celsius is reached. After that, it expands slightly until it reaches the freezing point, and then when it freezes it expands by approximately 9%.

What is the expansion of water?

The Expansion of Water Upon Freezing. The fact that water expands upon freezing causes icebergs to float. The fact that water reaches a maximum density at about 4°C causes bodies of water to freeze on the top first.
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