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freezing mixture

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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.
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  • 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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