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Does an ice cube melt faster at room temperature or in tap water?
Question Date: 2019-01-05
Answer 1:

Assuming the tap water is also at room temperature, the ice cube will melt faster in tap water. Ice melts by receiving energy from its surroundings. Air is very bad at transferring energy. However, water is much better at transferring energy, so energy can enter the ice faster. This makes the ice melt faster than it would compared to air.

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