What is the freezing point depression constant for urea?

Answer Urea, a white solid that decomposes into gases when melted, has no freezing point depression constant; freezing point depression applies only to liquids. The addition of urea to a liquid will, howe... Read More »

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What is a freezing point depression?

Freezing point depression is the natural occurrence of a solution having a lower freezing point than the solvent itself. For example, water (the solvent) freezes at 32 degrees Fahrenheit, but addin... Read More »

When was freezing point depression discovered?

It's hard to say when freezing point depression was "officially" discovered. It was first documented by the ancient Greeks of Aristotle's time (384-322 B.C.) and observed by Joseph Black in the 176... Read More »

How Does Freezing-Point Depression Work?

It takes just one snowstorm for us to be thankful that our knowledge of science can help us deal with the fierce beauty of nature. Being able to lower the freezing point of water enables us to trav... Read More »

What is the boiling point and freezing point of gold?

Gold is a transition metal with a boiling point of approximately 2,807 degrees Celsius, or 5,084 degrees Fahrenheit. Its freezing point (and melting point) is approximately 1,064 degrees Celsius, o... Read More »