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freezing mixture Line breaks: freez¦ing mix|ture

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Definition of freezing mixture in English:

noun

A mixture of two or more substances (e.g. ice water and salt, or dry ice and alcohol) which can be used to produce temperatures below the freezing point of water.
Example sentences
  • In the 18th century, Richard Watson and Charles Blagden independently discovered a linear relationship between concentration and minimum temperature for several freezing mixtures.
  • Ice can be used in freezing mixtures to produce temperatures well below the normal melting point of ice.
  • Ammonium nitrate is used today in laughing gases, freezing mixtures, explosives and fertilizers.

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