Can Ice formation creation possible for all geometrical shapes viz Rectangle, Square, Circular, Cylinder, Kite, Cone, Rhombus, Sphere, Cube etc?

If yes, What is the process? If no, Why?

  • $\begingroup$ Do you mean with the lattice structure or just the shape of the ice block? If it is just shape then it only depends on the mold you use $\endgroup$ Commented Jul 30, 2020 at 9:00
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    $\begingroup$ Pour water into any shape, and it will freeze in that shape. There is no chemistry behind it. $\endgroup$ Commented Jul 30, 2020 at 9:01
  • $\begingroup$ With the Lattice structure. Can we create a Cone or Cylinder structure of Ice? $\endgroup$ Commented Jul 30, 2020 at 9:01
  • $\begingroup$ google.com/… stlfinder.com/3dmodels/lattice-structure-of-ice $\endgroup$ Commented Jul 30, 2020 at 9:11
  • $\begingroup$ The answer of this question does not depend on the scientist's will. It depends on the nature. The crystalline form cannot be obtained by calculation. It is an experimental observation. Nobody knows why ice is cubic or orthorhombic in a given domain of temperature and pressure. Nobody can predict the limit of these domains. It cannot be predicted. $\endgroup$
    – Maurice
    Commented Jul 30, 2020 at 9:36

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I think you wish to refer to the fact that different forms of ice called ice phases of water are available. Like if under great pressure, in some gas giants like neptune, ice VII may form which has a cubical structure.

For more information on the different ice phases, Water Structure and Science would be a good read.


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