Structure of water at 0 c and 4 c

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Water at 0ºC has an open structure built of puckered, six membered rings. The whole array is linked by unsymmetrical hydrogen bonds. As the temperature increases from 0ºC to 4ºC, the hydrogen bonds start breaking, so the molecules are able to occupy more open spaces, so that density of water increases reaches its maximum. 


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