how salt in ice affects how easily it melts at room temperature?

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Posted Fri 1st February, 2013 @ 19:22 by Sandra

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When salt comes into contact with ice, it tends to break apart into

individual ions which then interact with the frozen water and disrupt

hydrogen bonds that have formed between ice molecules. This lowers the

melting temperature of ice, and it was hypothesized that the melting

process would be hastened. The data set salt was collected

during an experiment to determine whether varying the type and amount

of salt applied to a specific amount of ice has an effect on the

interval required to melt that ice.

(From http://rss.acs.unt.edu/Rdoc/library/Rlab/html/salt.html)

Answered Sat 2nd February, 2013 @ 15:36 by Tilly - Team GR
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i need more info

Answered Mon 4th February, 2013 @ 18:04 by Sandra