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Exploding Ice!!

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As dry ice sublimates changing to its gaseous form, pressure builds up inside the bottle, usually causing its explosion
Dry Ice - Solid CO2

This might seem like a cool, icy way to to dip in your fresh juice. But this ice will freeze your drink so fast it will explode when covered. Check out these videos.

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These bottles exploded because frozen carbon dioxide (CO2) was used instead of frozen water. As this "dry ice" sublimates, changing to its gaseous form, pressure builds up inside the closed bottles causing the explosion.

Solid CO2 is useful for preserving frozen foods, ice-cream and biological samples as it sublimates (turns from solid to gas) at the low temperature of −78.5 °C, much lower than the melting point of water ice. This non-flammable, colorless, odorless, and slightly acidic dry ice is nontoxic, yet its outgassing can cause suffocation due to displacing oxygen in confined spaces.

Additionally, when dry ice is placed in water its conversion to gas form accelerates making dense clouds of smoke-like fog. Theaters prefer to use fog machines that use dry ice because it hovers above the ground rather than rising as smoke in the air. Dry ice is also used in blast-cleaning of industrial equipments, loosening asphalt floor tiles, car sound deadening, de-gassing flammable vapours from storage tanks, and could be used in cloud seeding.

By the way, don't touch dry ice with your bare skin or you'll get frostbitten.

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