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Supercooled liquid

  1. Nov 12, 2007 #1
    What kinds of problems could a supercooled liquid lead to in a chemical plant?
     
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  3. Nov 12, 2007 #2

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    Do you know what a supercooled liquid is?

    If a liquid freezes what effect does this have - do you live in a country with water pipes and cold winters?
     
  4. Nov 12, 2007 #3
    It is a liquid whose temperature is lowered below the freezing point but lacks a nucleation site for freezing to occur. Truthfully, I didn't even think about water pipes.
     
  5. Nov 12, 2007 #4

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    The danger of a supercooled liquid is that it freezes as soon as you touch it. So it is very difficult to handle - pump, pass through pipes / valves etc.
     
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