|Liquid becomes a solid at freezing temperatures, but alcohol (vodca), very much a liquid, does not freeze. Why?
|Question Date: 2009-12-26|
It will freeze ......you just have to go to lower temperatures. It is the same with melting...some materials melt at low T and some not until very Hi T is reached. It depends on the strength of the bond between the constituent atoms making up the fluid or solid.
Different liquids have different freezing points.Water freezes at 32degF where alcohol freezes at a much lower temperature (-172degF). That is why putting salt on the roads keeps the water from freezing. Salt reduces the freezing point of water to 28degF.
Different liquids have different freezing points. Water freezes at 0 degrees C. Rock freezes at over 1000 degrees C (the liquid form of rock is known as lava). Alcohol freezes at a lower temperature than water, so will remain liquid at temperatures where pure water will freeze.
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