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Ice - it comes in different sizes and shapes. It can be useful. It can be dangerous.. Take this quiz and learn some interesting facts about this wondrous creation of nature!
In science “ice” refers to one of the crystalline phases of water. How many of them are known to exist?
The majority of ice in Earth's biosphere is of this type.
As ice is a crystalline inorganic solid with an ordered structure, it is scientifically classified as what?
Ice is the only known non-metallic substance to have this physical property.
It expands when it freezes.
It weighs more when it is heated.
It shrinks when it freezes.
It weighs more when it is cooled.
What does the term "heat of fusion" refer to in ice melting?
The amount of energy consumed in breaking hydrogen bonds in the transition from ice to water
The temperature range at which ice forms
The temperature range at which the ice melts
The amount of energy released when forming hydrogen bonds in the transition from water to ice
Why is ice slippery?
It is not in fact slippery, it makes the air between it and objects slippery.
Because the pressure of an object in contact with it causes a thin layer to melt
Because of its acid properties
None of these
What atoms does the molecule of ice consist of?
Two oxygen atom and two hydrogen atoms
Two oxygen atom and one nitrogen atoms
One oxygen atom and two nitrogen atoms
One oxygen atom and two hydrogen atoms
Which term collectively describes all parts of Earth's surface where water is in frozen form?
Why did American Frederic Tudor became known as the “Ice King”?
He was an ice artist.
He worked on developing better insulation products for the long distance shipment of ice.
He had the extraordinary ability to produce ice when he touched water.
He developed a technique for using ice as a source of heat.
What is dry ice?
The solid form of carbon dioxide
Ice that never melts
Ice formed from other substances different from water
Ice formed at temperatures under -78 degrees C
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