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Old January 2nd, 2014, 06:25 PM   #1
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4 1-gallon jugs of distilled water. All bought at the same time, none were opened... Heat was off in my garage for a week and it has been cold,but only one froze??? It is frozen solid, while the other 3 are fine...

This is exactly as they were.


Moved frozen one....


Where they were sitting...


Is one American water, and the other 3 Canadian???
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Old January 2nd, 2014, 06:27 PM   #2
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air got in that one
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Old January 2nd, 2014, 06:30 PM   #3
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Ask honcho or kickstand.
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air got in that one
This.
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Old January 2nd, 2014, 06:31 PM   #5
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Those are 4L bottles not gallon bottles a gallon only has 3.758 liters in it.

The one bottle could of had some air in it allowing it to expand and freeze. Pop the top on one of the others and see it it will freeze as soon as it is opened. We leave our pop in the garage and with how cold it is as soon as I open one it starts to freeze.
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Gonna test shaking one, and opening another. Brb...
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Ok, shook them and they all started to freeze...

Opening did nothing...



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Old January 2nd, 2014, 06:52 PM   #8
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Thats what I figured. Supercooled. Pretty common party trick. lol
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Only thing was, no one has been in the garage to disturb them. Still doesn't really explain why one was frozen...
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The rats out in the garage were thirsty so they bumped it to get a drink
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Water normally freezes at 273.15 K (0 C or 32 F) however it can also be "supercooled" at standard pressure down to its crystal homogeneous nucleation at almost 224.8 K (−48.3 C/−55 F).[2][3] The process of supercooling requires that water be pure and free of nucleation sites, which can be achieved by processes like reverse osmosis, but the cooling itself does not require any specialised technique. If water is cooled at a rate on the order of 106 K/s, the crystal nucleation can be avoided and water becomes a glass. Its glass transition temperature is much colder and harder to determine, but studies estimate it at about 165 K (−108 C/−162.4 F).[4] Glassy water can be heated up to approximately 150 K (−123 C/−189.4 F).[3] In the range of temperatures between 231 K (−42 C/−43.6 F) and 150 K (−123 C/−189.4 F) experiments find only crystal ice.
Look at the one that was frozen, you can see it has air bubbles in it. That would be a nucleation site.
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Ok... I understand now... Pretty cool just the same.
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The rats out in the garage were thirsty so they bumped it to get a drink
Pretty sure they would have bumped the beer sitting on the table saw first...
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Hmm. Cool... literally.
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I see what you did there...
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Hi.
It's bottled water.
I like you.
So.......
STFU
It's water.
Go away.
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