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Date: 09/20/07 02:14 AM

67 Responses to Liquid Freezes When Poured

  1. Profile photo of buddy
    buddy Male 30-39
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    September 19, 2007 at 11:52 pm
    Link: Liquid Freezes When Poured - Not sure what this is, but it`s cool.
  2. Profile photo of liniarc
    liniarc Male 18-29
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    September 20, 2007 at 2:18 am
    Wasn`t there another video and an explanation?
  3. Profile photo of FairSpirit
    FairSpirit Female 30-39
    115 posts
    September 20, 2007 at 2:20 am
    Yep, there sure was. :-/
  4. Profile photo of DrFeelGood10
    DrFeelGood10 Male 18-29
    290 posts
    September 20, 2007 at 2:20 am
    in fact, i think this is about the third freezing liquid post :/
  5. Profile photo of AK-047
    AK-047 Male 13-17
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    September 20, 2007 at 2:21 am
    And each time, it isn`t actually freezing.
  6. Profile photo of PhoenixPhata
    PhoenixPhata Male 13-17
    280 posts
    September 20, 2007 at 2:21 am
    Already a video about this...

    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.

  7. Profile photo of PhoenixPhata
    PhoenixPhata Male 13-17
    280 posts
    September 20, 2007 at 2:22 am
    http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/science.jpg
  8. Profile photo of majorchaoz
    majorchaoz Male 18-29
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    September 20, 2007 at 2:28 am
    actually its sodium acetate making crystals at a rapid rate
  9. Profile photo of nessaculnamo
    nessaculnamo Female 18-29
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    September 20, 2007 at 2:29 am
    Interesting. Could have been more informative though.
  10. Profile photo of scottthebum
    scottthebum Male 18-29
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    September 20, 2007 at 2:46 am
    easy. super saturated solution. chem class in hs. yes, many of us americans ARE smart, hehe.
  11. Profile photo of jinxiejae
    jinxiejae Female 30-39
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    September 20, 2007 at 3:00 am
    cool now if only they can make it into diffrent colors you have the next gen answer to grow your own crystals kit.
  12. Profile photo of defendors87
    defendors87 Male 18-29
    570 posts
    September 20, 2007 at 3:05 am
    older than old
  13. Profile photo of Shanir
    Shanir Male 30-39
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    September 20, 2007 at 3:15 am
    Instant ice anyone seen it before!
  14. Profile photo of DMDekoth
    DMDekoth Male 70 & Over
    888 posts
    September 20, 2007 at 3:44 am
    Not sure what this is? It`s old.
  15. Profile photo of R_U_Kidding
    R_U_Kidding Male 18-29
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    September 20, 2007 at 4:37 am
    Hey Phoenix:
  16. Profile photo of Pabasa
    Pabasa Male 18-29
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    September 20, 2007 at 5:14 am
    technical repost.
  17. Profile photo of bradbury
    bradbury Male 30-39
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    September 20, 2007 at 5:46 am
    if you close your eyes and listen, it sounds like on a porn set.
    ..and, yea, the one with explanations was better.
  18. Profile photo of AmyNicoleduh
    AmyNicoleduh Female 18-29
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    September 20, 2007 at 6:38 am
    yeah, technically a repost.
  19. Profile photo of parmonie
    parmonie Female 18-29
    168 posts
    September 20, 2007 at 7:48 am
    UGH. Did this have to be posted?
  20. Profile photo of balyash
    balyash Male 30-39
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    September 20, 2007 at 7:50 am
    This must be the photo shoot for Popular Science issue Oct 2007 (pg.80).

    And yes, I told everyone first: It is sodium acetate trihydrate. Look back, you`ll find it.

  21. Profile photo of Cyanic
    Cyanic Male 13-17
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    September 20, 2007 at 8:03 am
    Triple Post!
  22. Profile photo of Venman
    Venman Male 18-29
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    September 20, 2007 at 8:32 am
    Maybe repost, but it`s cool anyway. You can see figures in it, what makes it kinda trippy ;-)
  23. Profile photo of Ohnjaynb
    Ohnjaynb Male 18-29
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    September 20, 2007 at 8:39 am
    Yeah, but it`s a nice semi-repost. It is sodium acetate. If you look closely at the container in this video it`s even labeled.
  24. Profile photo of duhx99
    duhx99 Male 13-17
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    September 20, 2007 at 8:49 am
    scott and majorchaoz are both right

    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...

  25. Profile photo of dim3wit
    dim3wit Male 13-17
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    September 20, 2007 at 9:02 am
    Well, since it`s melting point is 324 °C , it was already frozen to begin with. It was just mixed with water, which disguised it as a liquid. your explanation fills out the rest, duhx, but I just wanted to share the idea that some chemicals need not be cold to be frozen... take steel for instance, or a rock ;-)
  26. Profile photo of Cy
    Cy Male 18-29
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    September 20, 2007 at 9:31 am
    For all intents and purposes, this is a REPOST
  27. Profile photo of jhonmayer1
    jhonmayer1 Male 18-29
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    September 20, 2007 at 9:52 am
    reminds me of that falling sand game, pretty sweeeeet.
  28. Profile photo of djbass101
    djbass101 Male 18-29
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    September 20, 2007 at 10:26 am
    If you can hear the clicking in the background, that is in fact a camera. This was a photo shoot for the Magazine Popular Science in the How 2.0 section for this month. I just read that part of the magazine yesterday and then seen this video, kinda creepy. and yes Duhx99 is correct on that is is sodium acetate and water.
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    lmaonaise Male 13-17
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    September 20, 2007 at 10:29 am
    whats with all the beeping and clicking? its not necessary....
  30. Profile photo of NorwayFTW
    NorwayFTW Male 13-17
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    September 20, 2007 at 11:03 am
    There is no way of talling if its sodium acetate, it could be any salt basically...
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    ___xstacey Female 13-17
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    September 20, 2007 at 12:03 pm
    looks like wax?
  32. Profile photo of tjahill2002
    tjahill2002 Female 18-29
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    September 20, 2007 at 12:24 pm
    yeah isn`t this that sodium acetate stuff you find in handwarmers? this stuff is awesome.
  33. Profile photo of dynapyre
    dynapyre Male 18-29
    114 posts
    September 20, 2007 at 1:16 pm
    reusable handwarmer liquid!
  34. Profile photo of Willowpuff
    Willowpuff Female 18-29
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    September 20, 2007 at 2:21 pm
    Was that a statue in the second thing?!
    Because...
    seriously.

    It looked like an old chinese man, a lady, and a lion.
    Did anyone else see that!?

  35. Profile photo of Tiredofnicks
    Tiredofnicks Male 30-39
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    September 20, 2007 at 2:52 pm
    NorwayFTW: Sodium acetate is the only commonly available salt that behaves in that way.
  36. Profile photo of dijipo
    dijipo Male 13-17
    239 posts
    September 20, 2007 at 3:08 pm
    liquid nitrogen! That bottle must be boiling hot for that to work...
  37. Profile photo of magic_number
    magic_number Female 13-17
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    September 20, 2007 at 3:09 pm
    At least you wouldn`t have to worry about spilling any.
  38. Profile photo of TheGrag
    TheGrag Male 13-17
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    September 20, 2007 at 3:34 pm
    Ive never seen this before, so i dont care if it is a repost!

    its a damn cool substance!

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    TheGrag Male 13-17
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    September 20, 2007 at 3:35 pm
    Cy, that isnt what i would call proof that it was a repost, it didnt even loook the same, geeze this 1 was far better
  40. Profile photo of Schooler90
    Schooler90 Male 18-29
    598 posts
    September 20, 2007 at 3:58 pm
    REPOST!!!!!
  41. Profile photo of JEsca84
    JEsca84 Male 18-29
    32 posts
    September 20, 2007 at 4:31 pm
    meh . . . .
  42. Profile photo of DoggyTom
    DoggyTom Male 13-17
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    September 20, 2007 at 4:56 pm
    I reckon they did it in reverse and played it backwards. Yeah. I have no idea either.
  43. Profile photo of nicole_xo
    nicole_xo Female 13-17
    2552 posts
    September 20, 2007 at 5:09 pm
    This is way too old.
  44. Profile photo of Snoogans
    Snoogans Male 30-39
    869 posts
    September 20, 2007 at 5:13 pm
    Cool. I can do the reverse and pour ice out and have it turn to liquid :-P
  45. Profile photo of ZoKtorR
    ZoKtorR Male 18-29
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    September 20, 2007 at 5:25 pm
    I`m making my thesis on sodium acetate trihydrate so I know a few things about it. First of all, this is called supercooling, meaning that a substance remains in its liquid state below its melting point. It will become a solid when activated, e.g. by adding a few crystals to it. Then it will crystallize, giving off some heat.
    duhx99: Look up supercooling instead of supersaturation. Secondly, freezing is a pretty good term, since that basically means the opposite of melting. Just not at the freezing point of water but at 58.4°C.

    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.

  46. Profile photo of DeeCache
    DeeCache Male 18-29
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    September 20, 2007 at 5:46 pm
    Put it in a thick plastic bag and boil it and you can do it again..! i think?
  47. Profile photo of ZoKtorR
    ZoKtorR Male 18-29
    177 posts
    September 20, 2007 at 5:58 pm
    ^^true. just keep it at more than 58.4°C until it`s all molten and you can do it again.
  48. Profile photo of AFTERSHOCK
    AFTERSHOCK Male 18-29
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    September 20, 2007 at 7:04 pm
    ANYBODY HEARD OF SUPERCOOLING? I SEE THAT AT HOME A LOT WHEN I GET A BOTTLE OF WATER OUT OF THE FREEZER. IT`S ACTUALLY A LIQUID AT FIRST BUT THEN IT STARTS FREEZING UP WHEN I OPEN IT AND START POURING IT. ANNOYING SOMETIMES WHEN I`M REALLY THIRSTY. THIS IS LIKE HIGH SCHOOL SCIENCE STUFF.

    ALL THOSE IDIOTS WITH THEIR `SODIUM ACETATE` OMGZZORZZZ!!! IT`S ALIEN BLOOD!!!!

  49. Profile photo of ZoKtorR
    ZoKtorR Male 18-29
    177 posts
    September 20, 2007 at 7:17 pm
    ^^true. When ur drunk or high.
  50. Profile photo of Gamey91
    Gamey91 Male 13-17
    341 posts
    September 20, 2007 at 7:39 pm
    I know how to make this, also I saw a video about how. But as I am lazy, I will not post it. :P Ironically one of the steps is to boil the liquid. :P
  51. Profile photo of whatlarks
    whatlarks Female 13-17
    43 posts
    September 20, 2007 at 7:46 pm
    supercooling. thats how freezing rain is made supercooled water drops are liquid in the air but when they hit an object (like the ground) they immediatly freeze on it. i just did a project on it.
  52. Profile photo of riotDX
    riotDX Male 18-29
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    September 20, 2007 at 7:59 pm
    OMGAWD A MAGIC BOTTLE!!!! rofl.
  53. Profile photo of Andariel
    Andariel Female 13-17
    13 posts
    September 20, 2007 at 8:14 pm
    :D I`m always insanely glad when someone else reads XKCD.

    On the subject, spontaneously freezing liquids = fun.

  54. Profile photo of KuzEyeSedSoe
    KuzEyeSedSoe Male 13-17
    90 posts
    September 20, 2007 at 9:10 pm
    SHOPPED!! Jaykayz. Pretty cool stuff.
  55. Profile photo of RyanF701
    RyanF701 Male 18-29
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    September 20, 2007 at 10:54 pm
    I drink this stuff, it`s amazing.
  56. Profile photo of thats_nifty
    thats_nifty Female 13-17
    416 posts
    September 20, 2007 at 11:27 pm
    R-E-P-O-S-T. no more magically freezing liquids okay? If we want to see stuff freeze we now have at least three vids.

    we`re all good in this category now, it`s done.

  57. Profile photo of Moenkie
    Moenkie Male 18-29
    312 posts
    September 21, 2007 at 12:25 am
    Says sodium acetate on bottle

    bitches

  58. Profile photo of Pikachu42
    Pikachu42 Female 18-29
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    September 21, 2007 at 12:34 am
    it looked like they were trying to make sculptures out of it...
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    MeowYinn Female 18-29
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    September 21, 2007 at 2:23 am
    NorwayFTW, the bottle says sodium acetate on it. -_-
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    dim3wit Male 13-17
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    September 21, 2007 at 9:32 am
    other vid
  61. Profile photo of dim3wit
    dim3wit Male 13-17
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    September 21, 2007 at 9:33 am
    ^^ well, I get what you are saying about super cooling, but the bottle does say sodium acetate, and it is behaving alot like supersaturated sodium acetate (see link)
  62. Profile photo of modernbenoni
    modernbenoni Male 70 & Over
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    September 21, 2007 at 4:29 pm
    Its reacting with air, i think...
  63. Profile photo of Aqausixio
    Aqausixio Female 18-29
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    September 21, 2007 at 6:44 pm
    We can build ice cities now! The possibilities are endless...
  64. Profile photo of bigsisjune
    bigsisjune Female 13-17
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    September 21, 2007 at 11:25 pm
    NOT ANOTHER EFFING VIDEO LIKE THIS. Did we not bring out enough idiots last time? And, if this is sodium acetate or whatever, then it is NOT A REPOST, BECAUSE THE OTHER EFFING VIDEO WAS SUPERCOOLING BECAUSE IT SAID SO IN THE YOUTUBE TITLE OF THE VIDEO.

    Kthanks.

  65. Profile photo of mrb0r3d0m
    mrb0r3d0m Male 18-29
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    September 22, 2007 at 3:49 pm
    This video was the photoshoot for an article the magazine Popular Science ran in their Oct 2007 issue. http://www.popsci.com/popsci/how20/40eb7...
  66. Profile photo of VoicedFever
    VoicedFever Male 13-17
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    September 23, 2007 at 4:44 pm
    lol the last image looked like a hand holding a pole of something like a flag...pretty colors!
  67. Profile photo of ZoKtorR
    ZoKtorR Male 18-29
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    September 24, 2007 at 5:26 pm
    It is supersaturated, and supercooled.

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