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Hot water freezes faster than cold?

by Einstein Mcfly
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Einstein Mcfly
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Nov2-13, 06:54 PM
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http://www.iflscience.com/chemistry/...ow-we-know-why

I thought that this had never been shown to happen with closed containers. I always thought that this was an issue of open containers allowing for evaporation and hence a smaller amount of frozen water, and that if lids were put on then the cold froze faster.

Does anyone have any thoughts on the vague explanation proposed in this link?
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UltrafastPED
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Nov2-13, 09:58 PM
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See http://math.ucr.edu/home/baez/physic...hot_water.html


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