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One water, many ices?

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annagiulia

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<p>A (may be) strange question.</p><p>I casually&nbsp;learned about the existence of several types if ice, mainly distinct by the lenght of bonds between O, H and O-H.</p><p>I would know more about </p><ul><li>the environment inducing such changes in physical chemistry of the water;&nbsp;</li><li>where (on the Hearth or in space) the different types of ice&nbsp;have been found, </li><li>and finally if variations in amounts of O and/or H&nbsp;isotopes (stable or radioactive)&nbsp;can have some influence&nbsp;on ice formation.&nbsp;&nbsp; </li></ul><p>I&nbsp;get some good answer about tritiated and deuterated ice, at least in three out twelve type of ice, but it is very difficult to find a review or a book summarizing the state of the art in this field. It should be&nbsp;scientifically exhaustive but simple enough for not experienced peopleThere is anyone that can give me an useful indication?</p><p>Thank you in advance.</p> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> annagiulia </div>
 
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<p>There are all sorts of variations on ice formation.&nbsp; A big impact can be the freezing speed (i.e. rapid vs slow) and the pressure the water is at.&nbsp; At high pressures, the ice crystals that form can actually be heavier than the liquid water!</p><p>IIRC water made from "heavy water" with the heavy hydrogen isotopes is also heavier than water.</p><p>Wikipedia has a good introduction, and probably has enough terms to start you on an indepth search for other sources.&nbsp;</p> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p align="center"><font color="#c0c0c0"><br /></font></p><p align="center"><font color="#999999"><em><font size="1">--------</font></em></font><font color="#999999"><em><font size="1">--------</font></em></font><font color="#999999"><em><font size="1">----</font></em></font><font color="#666699">SaiphMOD@gmail.com </font><font color="#999999"><em><font size="1">-------------------</font></em></font></p><p><font color="#999999"><em><font size="1">"This is my Timey Wimey Detector.  Goes "bing" when there's stuff.  It also fries eggs at 30 paces, wether you want it to or not actually.  I've learned to stay away from hens: It's not pretty when they blow" -- </font></em></font><font size="1" color="#999999">The Tenth Doctor, "Blink"</font></p> </div>
 
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