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Q & A: Dripping evaporating gasoline

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Most recent answer: 10/22/2007
Q:
we overfilled the gas tank of our truck, it dripped overnight - the temperature stayed above 45f and yet there was a cone of hard ice where it had dripped. can you explain?
- forrest
vermont
A:
Evaporating gas cools things down, just like evaporating water. Still, Iím amaxed that the effect was as large as you report.

Mike W.

(published on 10/22/2007)

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