IAS General Studies Prelims Question No. 65

A container is filled with water at 4°C. The water will overflow if the temperature of water is __:
[A] Increased
[B] Decreased
[C] Increased or decreased
[D] None of them
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[C] Increased or decreased
The reason is the anomalous expansion of water. The maximum density of water occurs at 4°C. So the water expands whether it is heated above 4°C or cooled below 4°C.

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