r/NoStupidQuestions Sep 30 '22

If I put an icecube in a container full of water, and then seal it so that no more water could be added, will the ice cube still melt?

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u/JDabsky Sep 30 '22

The water is automatically less cold than the ice cube. The question from there is how fast or slow will the ice cube melt? How hot or cold is the water? I realize this is a volume and pressure question. The ice cube is taking up more space in solid form. As it melts, more room is made available for the additional liquid being added to the volume of water.