# Does The Shape Of Ice Affect Its Melting Time?

Yes it does. If the greater the surface area of the shape, the faster it will melt. If you have different shapes but all have the same volume, the one with the greatest surface area will melt first and the one with the least will take the longest time to melt.
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Anonymous commented
P.S. Yes this statement is true I tried out before for myself.
The shape of and Ice cube does affect how fast it melts .To be specific, different shapes have different amounts of surface area. For example, your cube shaped ice has six squares on it's surface, where as the half-moon or half-cylinder shaped ice has two semicircles and two rectangles (one is straight and the other curved). So even though both ice shapes have the same mass, density and volume, they have different amounts of surface area, depending upon the dimensions (length, height, radius) of the shapes. By increasing the surface area, the rate of a process (such as ice melting) increases as more of the ice is exposed to the warmer atmosphere.
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Yes the shape of ice affects on how fast it melts because if you make sure you add the same amount of water you can put it on its side even faster then it does standing straight up.
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Yes, it does. Actually, it depends on its surface area. The larger the surface area, the faster it melts.
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Yeah because when the surface area is thicker and has more volume the faster it will melt
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Anonymous commented
Ok i tried this out 3 days ago and it works its a graet science experiment i think you should try it
No it will just melt into a puddle of liquid. The shape that it was in before does not affect the shape that it melts in but if it is in an ice cube tray then the liquid will obviously stay in the shape of the ice cube tray pocket.

If it it slightly bigger on one side then it will melt slower than other areas of the ice that are thinner.
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Yes it does. But it all depends  on the surface area on it though.
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Yes the more surface area the faster
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Yes it does.why?try putting 2 cups in the freezer with the some volume then see which one melts first.the one that melts first had the greater surface.
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Anonymous commented
So what is the shape that melts the fastest?
The shape with greater surface area will have more heat transfer if the volume of each shape is the same.
If they are in the same environment, an ice cube shaped like the cylinder of an air-cooled internal combustion engine will melt much faster than an ice cube shaped like a watermelon.
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Yes but I am gussing
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Yes because heat transfers to the one who has more heat
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Yes it does because of the surface area
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when an ice melts it turns into a liquid.... And as we know that a liquid has no definite shape....
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Well rite know I have a progekt do tomoro on that and this is mi topic DOS THE SHAIP OF AN ICE CUBE AFECT HOW FAST IT MELTS?
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Wow that person above is such an arrogant child.yeah, for example, a really long and thin sheet of ice will dissolve in seconds, while a dense, fat piece of ice will take longer, because the heat cannot reach into the centre and has to work through the outside first.
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Yes, The shape of the ice cube does effect how fast it melts DUH
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Yes it does. Because each shape is on different surfs.
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No, the shape of ice doesn't affect the melting point of the ice cube, only the freezing point of water. Above the freezing point of water ice will melt.
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The surface area generates heat. The bigger the surface area, the more heat, and the more heat being transferred, the faster it will melt.
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Well water is solid like a rock and the bigger or smaller the shape of ice it can affect their melting process
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Yes in does every geomaetrik measurement effects how fast and in witch direction ice malts
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Of course the shape affects the melting speed. Around here, there are still piles of snow in parking lots where they were dumped. This is long after the equivalent amount of snow has completely melted from streets and lawns where it was spread more thinly.

It's all about the rate at which heat is transferred. The larger the surface area, the faster it will melt--other things being equal.
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A square?
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Yes it does matter
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This doesnt have any thing to do with ice
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It will take a long time to melt because of the temperature around the room.
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