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General Science => General Science => Topic started by: neilep on 19/02/2007 17:47:19

Title: Can you freeze bubbles in a freezer ?..I mean a regular household freezer !!
Post by: neilep on 19/02/2007 17:47:19
As a firm believer in empirical study do I need to blow bubbles into my freezer or can you save me the bother ?

Oh..and when is say  'bubbles ' I mean bubbles from a childs bubble blowing bubbly thing with a stick thing !!

What about washing up liquid bubbles ?
Title: Can you freeze bubbles in a freezer ?..I mean a regular household freezer !!
Post by: paul.fr on 19/02/2007 18:09:58
Not qite what you are after, Neil. But this may be of intrest.


Soap bubbles blown into air that is below a temperature of −15 C (5 F) will freeze when they touch a surface. The air inside will gradually diffuse out, causing the bubble to crumple under its own weight.

At temperatures below about −25 C (−13 F), bubbles will freeze in the air and may shatter when hitting the ground. When, at this low temperature, a bubble is blown with warm breath, the bubble will freeze to an almost perfect sphere at first, but when the warm air cools and thus is reduced in volume there will be a partial collapse of the bubble. A bubble, blown successfully at this low temperature, will always be rather small in size: it will freeze quickly and continuing to blow will shatter the bubble.


Paul
Title: Can you freeze bubbles in a freezer ?..I mean a regular household freezer !!
Post by: neilep on 19/02/2007 18:24:53
It may not be quite what I asked for but it is even better Paul.

Fascinating stuff......ewe have given me bubble joy !!..YAYYYYYYYY !!

Thank ewe Paul......Bubbles are great !!!!

Even Bottom-burp bubbles in the bath are a fun albeit fragrant way to enjoy bubble joy !!
Title: Can you freeze bubbles in a freezer ?..I mean a regular household freezer !!
Post by: Bass on 19/02/2007 21:17:34
Had a goldfish named "Bubbles" once.  He (or she) froze quite nicely.  Never did swim well after the freezing.
Title: Can you freeze bubbles in a freezer ?..I mean a regular household freezer !!
Post by: neilep on 19/02/2007 21:31:36
Had a goldfish named "Bubbles" once.  He (or she) froze quite nicely.  Never did swim well after the freezing.

LOL.....your goldfish is enjoying reincarnation joy in my childs bubble blowing thing !!
Title: Can you freeze bubbles in a freezer ?..I mean a regular household freezer !!
Post by: DoctorBeaver on 23/02/2007 18:31:11
You want to freeze Michael Jackson's chimpanzee?  [:o]
Title: Can you freeze bubbles in a freezer ?..I mean a regular household freezer !!
Post by: JimBob on 24/02/2007 14:26:04
No, Neverland ranch as a whole with Mr(s?) Jackson included.
Title: Can you freeze bubbles in a freezer ?..I mean a regular household freezer !!
Post by: jolly on 24/02/2007 19:01:52
Dont think it can be done.