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A question about carbondioxide

  1. Dec 14, 2014 #1
    Why is solid carbondioxide called dry ice ?
  2. jcsd
  3. Dec 14, 2014 #2


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    I'd guess because it doesn't melt and turn to a liquid state like water ice does. It sublimates, going straight from a solid to a gas.
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