What Causes Ice to Melt?


Ice melts because of a change in temperature. When ice gets heated the molecules in the ice begin to vibrate then spin around thus breaking free of their crystal home. When these molecules start to bump against neighbouring molecules a chain reaction of melting begins.
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What Are the Causes of Melting Ice?
Ice is the mineral form of water. Ice is formed when cold temperatures cause the water molecules to bond with each other in a very stable tetrahedral crystalline lattice structure. The molecules in ice have an attraction to each other and are resistant... More »
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A heat source is required to make ice melt. This can be the atmospheric temperature that's higher than 32 degrees, fire, or any natural form of heating.
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