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Mpemba Effect

  1. May 28, 2003 #1
    I have read many different explanations for the Mpemba effect. What is your take on it? What causes this effect? Lets discuss.
    Last edited: May 28, 2003
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  3. May 29, 2003 #2
    What is Mpemba effect?
  4. May 29, 2003 #3


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    Under fairly reasonable conditions, hot water will freeze faster than cold water.
  5. May 29, 2003 #4
    I should have been more specific. Since everything I've read seems either conflicting or states "we just dont know" , I want to know what some people knowledgable in physics think is the underlying cause(s) of this effect.
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