Sugar is able to melt ice because it disrupts the equilibrium of the water molecules and causes the freezing process to slow down, resulting in conditions that favor the melting process over the freezing process. The addition of a foreign molecule, such as sugar, results in a lower freezing point.
This phenomena is known as a freezing point depression and occurs when outside molecules are added. Sugar, salt and alcohol all cause this process to take place. When a mole of foreign molecules is added to a kilogram of water, this decreases the freezing point approximately 1.7 to 1.9 degrees Celsius. The lower freezing point makes it difficult for the water to refreeze.Learn More
Oxygen exists in a gaseous state at room temperature. With a boiling point of minus 297 degrees Fahrenheit, oxygen exists in its gaseous state on Earth almost all of the time unless it is deliberately liquefied.Full Answer >
The boiling point of Cl2 is -29.27 degrees Fahrenheit. Chlorine is a non-metal, which is characterized by a low boiling point. At room temperature, Cl2 is a gas. It belongs to Period Number 3, Group Number 17 and Group Name Halogen in the Periodic Table.Full Answer >
The melting point of benzoic acid is 122.4 degrees Celsius. According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information, benzoic acid is also known as dracylic acid, benzeneformic acid, benzenecarboxylicacid, 65-85-0, phenylformic acid, carboxybenzene and benzenemethanoic acid.Full Answer >
Glass can be used to store things in the freezer. Glass containers can also be put in the freezer temporarily, to make a drink extra cold.Full Answer >