Amorphous Ice

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  • February 10, 2023
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Context: Recently Scientists have created a new type of ice that matches the density and structure of water, perhaps opening a door to studying water’s mysterious properties. The ice is called medium-density amorphous ice.

About Amorphous Ice:

  • The ice is called medium-density amorphous ice.
  • Amorphous ice consists of water molecules arranged in a disordered state, with no large-scale regularity to their orientations or positions.
    • This kind of ice is most often found in space.
  • Almost all ice in the universe is amorphous and, in a form, called low-density amorphous ice.
    • This forms when water condenses onto dust grains in space.
    • Comets are amorphous ice as well.
  • Amorphous ice’s water molecules are in a disorganized form resembling a liquid.
  • This kind of ice is most often found in space.

Source: Indian Express

Previous Year Questions

Q.1) Water can dissolve more substances than any other liquid because (2021)

  1. It is dipolar in nature
  2. It is a good conductor of heat
  3. It has high value of specific heat
  4. It is an oxide of hydrogen

Q.2) Which of the following leaf modifications occur(s) in the desert areas to inhibit water loss? (2018)

  1. Hard and waxy leaves
  2. Tiny leaves
  3. Thorns instead of leaves

Select the correct answer using the code given below :

  1. 2 and 3 only
  2. 2 only
  3. 3 only
  4. 1, 2 and 3


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