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Mpemba Effect

  1. Jul 9, 2006 #1
    The Mpemba effect is about the phenomena of hot water freezing faster than cold water. Does anyone know how to pronounce Mpemba?
     
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  3. Jul 10, 2006 #2

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    I've never heard it spoken. From the way that it's written in English (and I'm sure that it can't be directly translated), I would be inclined to think Hmm-pom-bah. There's a better than 50% chance that I'm wrong.
     
  4. Jul 10, 2006 #3
    From what I can remember, the water must be VERY pure for it to work
     
  5. Jul 10, 2006 #4

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    But it can still contain some contaminants for proper pronunciation.
     
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