Which freezes first: hot water or cold?

Answer Hot water can in fact freeze before cold water can. This is called the Mpemba effect. This will happen when the hot water is at a boiling temperature. The resulting evaporation process will cause t... Read More »

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Which freezes quicker: hot or cold water?

Cold water freezes faster than hot water. However, it is possible for hot water to freeze faster in certain circumstances. For example, if you had equal parts hot and cold water, the rate at which... Read More »

Which freezes faster: water or sugar water?

Plain water freezes faster than sugar water because adding anything to water slows down the time it takes to freeze it. That is because dissolving something in water lowers its freezing point, mean... Read More »

What freezes first in vinegar, water or acid?

The water in vinegar will freeze before the acetic acid. According to the University of Wisconsin's Professor Shakhashiri, a solution of acetic acid, such as in vinegar, freezes only at temperature... Read More »

Which is more wet, hot water or cold water?

Dunno, but physics says the colder something is, the denser, so I'll pick cold.