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Q & A: Freezing point of water with sugar?

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Most recent answer: 01/10/2015
What is the freezing point of water with sugar?
- Eion Hackett (age 15)
York, Pa U.S.A

Solutes decrease the freezing point and increase boiling point of water. For low concentrations, the effect depends only on the number of solute particles per unit volume, as we discuss . For ordinary table sugar (sucrose) each gram that you add to a liter of water will reduce the freezing point about 0.05 °C. At larger concentrations, the effect gets a ligttle more complicated.

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(published on 01/10/2015)

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