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Convert Ice to Liquid Water by Applying Pressure

Water is a substance with some very unusual properties. Based on a comparison of the water molecule and the structure of ice explain (a) why ice is less dense than water, and (b) why increasing pressure, within a certain temperature range, causes ice to melt. (c) why is it not possible to convert ice to liquid water by applying pressure at very low temperatures?

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