A cubic foot of water weighs 62.4 pounds and a cubic foot of ice weighs 57.2 pounds. This makes ice lighter than water.Continue Reading
Water expands as it freezes. It increases by almost 10 percent in volume. Because of this, ice is lighter than water and takes up more space, which is why you can fill up an ice cube tray with water and the ice cubes will take up more space in each compartment than the water did.
When lakes and ponds freeze over, it is entirely possible for aquatic life underneath to survive. The ice forms a blanket for the water and keeps it at a higher temperature than the outer layer.Learn more about Measurements
A cubic foot of soil weighs between 74 and 110 pounds, depending on the type of soil and how moist it is. Dry, loose dirt weighs about 76 pounds per cubic foot, while moist, loose dirt weighs 78 pounds per cubic foot. A cubic foot of top soil weighs about 96 pounds, and a cubic foot of dry, screened top soil weighs 44 to 48 pounds.Full Answer >
Common glass, which has a density range of 4.67 to 5.43 slugs per foot cubed, has a unit weight range of 150.25 to 174.7 pounds per foot cubed. Unit weight, more commonly known as specific weight, measures the weight of material per unit of volume.Full Answer >
A cubic foot of gold weighs approximately 1,206 pounds. A cubic inch of gold weighs approximately 0.7 pounds. Gold is a dense, heavy metal, and if a 1-gallon milk container was filled with gold, it would weigh about 161 pounds.Full Answer >
A cubic foot of steel weighs about 490 pounds. The metal weighs 0.2904 pounds per cubic inch. Steel weight formulas are based on theoretical nominal weights and only give approximate values.Full Answer >