Why Are Snowflakes Flat And Symmetrical?
Snowflakes aren't all flat, but the individual snowflake is a perfectly symmetrical hexagon, if it is allowed to grow in peace and does not break. The shape is due to the hexagonal structure that water forms when it freezes and turns into ice.
OHHThe hexagonal shape appears as a result of the angle of the hydrogen atom on the oxygen atom. The location decides where the water molecules will connect to each other throughout the structure of the entire crystal. The crystalline form is hexagonal, because ice has a basic structure, where six water molecules are bound together in a ring-like structure. 3 2 The symmetry of the snowflake is due to the crystalline form of frozen water, H O. 1