Answer: (1) melting
The conversion of ice into water is an example of melting.
- If you took out the ice cubes from the freezer and placed them in a warm room, the ice would absorb energy from the warmer air around them.
- This absorbed energy would facilitate them to overcome the force of attraction holding them together, enabling them to slip out of the fixed position that they held as ice.
- The process in which solids change to a liquid is called melting.
- The melting point is the temperature at which solids change to a liquid.