This is a pictorial rendering of an ice molecule. Know it, love it. Soon it will come and get us. What's up when water turns to ice? The hydrogen forms bonds that push the other molecules away. So hydrogen is like the most popular kid at school. The kid develops attachments to the chosen ones but doesn't care to be around other groups. Back to the science. With space in between the shoved-apart molecules, ice becomes lighter than water. That's why the top of the lake freezes over. And it's all that stands between you and the fish.
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