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we`re all good in this category now, it`s done.
On the subject, spontaneously freezing liquids = fun.
ALL THOSE IDIOTS WITH THEIR `SODIUM ACETATE` OMGZZORZZZ!!! IT`S ALIEN BLOOD!!!!
dim3wit: It`s actually sodium acetate trihydrate, which melts at a much lower temperature than the actual sodium acetate, so your comment makes no sense. It`s not disguised as a liquid, it IS a liquid.
NorwayFTW: not all salts can be liquid at room temperature. Some can, though.
Tiredofnicks: it is not the only commonly available salt that behaves that way, take Glauber`s salt, it behaves the same way, only at lower temperature.
its a damn cool substance!
It looked like an old chinese man, a lady, and a lion.Did anyone else see that!?
The solution itself is just sodium acetate and water. The sodium acetate is mixed with water at a high temperature until saturated, meaning the water can no longer dissolve the sodium acetate. Then, the water is chilled, thus lowering its saturation point, causing it to become supersaturated. This means that the solution actually contains more dissolved sodium acetate then it should under those conditions. This causes the sodium acetate to crystallize when it is agitated and comes in contact with small particles called `seeds`. The crystallization forms around the so called `seeds` when the solution seperates.
And most people will probably say this is too long, but hopefully there are people out there like me who are too lazy to search previous pages for a video.
PS: it isn`t really considered `freezing`, especially because the crystals that are formed are actually warm. dunno what phoenix is talking about...
And yes, I told everyone first: It is sodium acetate trihydrate. Look back, you`ll find it.
Basically the water is very pure so there`s nothing for the ice crystals to begin forming around even though the water is at a temperature lower than 0c so it stays liquid in the bottle.