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Rayg
Rayg asks:
Q:

does an ice cube melt faster in water or air

In Topics: Science fair
> 60 days ago

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pigtoria
pigtoria writes:
Hi Rayg.....

Whether ice cube melts faster in water or in the air may depends on many factors such as the ratio/amount of water to ice, the temperature of the water, the temperature of the atomsphere, the container you use to put the water in, the surface you put the water to melt (is it on a wooden table, granite table?).  

I just did this experiment using two ice cubes about the same size.  I put the cubes in plastic bowls.  In one bowl, I pour room temperature water just enough to cover the ice cube and in the other bowl, I just put in the ice cube.  When the ice cube in water completely melted, the water without the water only melted about 10-15%.

Hope this helps!

Vicki
> 60 days ago

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