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satendra Grade: 12th pass
A block of ice with a lead shot embedded in it is floating on water contained in a vessel. The temperature of the system is maintained 0°C as the ice melts. When the ice melts completely the level of water in the vessel rises.
3 years ago

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Aditi Chauhan
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Ans. When the block of ice malts, the lead shot will ultimately sink in the water. When lead shot sinks, it will displace water equal to its own volume. But when lead shot was embedded in ice, it displaced more volume of water than its own volume because dlead>dwater. Therefore, level of water will fall.

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