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Title: Do Ice Cubes Melt Faster In Fizzy Drinks Than Still Drinks?
Post by: neilep on 28/07/2020 12:09:46
Dearest Academics Of Great Repute,


No temperature difference between two drinks of which one is fizzy and the other is not !


Why Do Ice Cubes Melt Faster In Fizzy Drinks Than Still Drinks ?

Whys that then ?


whajafink ?

Title: Re: Do Ice Cubes Melt Faster In Fizzy Drinks Than Still Drinks?
Post by: alancalverd on 28/07/2020 15:03:53
Apples and oranges, my friend. The fizzy drink by definition contains something (usually carbon dioxide) that is absent from the flat one, and is in a different state of motion from the convection currents in a "still" liquid.
Title: Re: Do Ice Cubes Melt Faster In Fizzy Drinks Than Still Drinks?
Post by: neilep on 28/07/2020 15:23:56
Apples and oranges, my friend. The fizzy drink by definition contains something (usually carbon dioxide) that is absent from the flat one, and is in a different state of motion from the convection currents in a "still" liquid.


Thank ewe chum. So, could it be the friction caused by happy bubbles that cause the ice to melt at a quicker pace ? ....and that the bubbles keep the liquid in motion ?
Title: Re: Do Ice Cubes Melt Faster In Fizzy Drinks Than Still Drinks?
Post by: alancalverd on 28/07/2020 17:50:34
Could also be that some CO2 dissolves in the ice and lowers its freezing point. You might try some properly controlled experiments with, say, Sancerre and champagne, or bottled versus draught Abbott Ale, but don't waste valuable lab time with water.
Title: Re: Do Ice Cubes Melt Faster In Fizzy Drinks Than Still Drinks?
Post by: Malamute Lover on 28/07/2020 22:06:38
Could also be that some CO2 dissolves in the ice and lowers its freezing point. You might try some properly controlled experiments with, say, Sancerre and champagne, or bottled versus draught Abbott Ale, but don't waste valuable lab time with water.

Do you need volunteers for the experiments?

But more seriously, the bubbles may act to roughen up the surface of the ice cubes creating more surface area and faster melting.
Title: Re: Do Ice Cubes Melt Faster In Fizzy Drinks Than Still Drinks?
Post by: evan_au on 28/07/2020 22:07:24
What about fizzy ice cubes?

I heard that a company had obtained some ice core samples from a glacier. Air trapped in the original snowfall had been forced into the ice crystal structure as it was compressed into ice.

Apparently, when made into ice cubes, the ice crackles, as the pressurized dissolved air is released into the drink...
Title: Re: Do Ice Cubes Melt Faster In Fizzy Drinks Than Still Drinks?
Post by: alancalverd on 29/07/2020 10:21:41
If you want to sell million-year-old frozen bubbles in the EU, you have to mark the container with a "sell by" date.
Title: Re: Do Ice Cubes Melt Faster In Fizzy Drinks Than Still Drinks?
Post by: Malamute Lover on 29/07/2020 16:21:06
If you want to sell million-year-old frozen bubbles in the EU, you have to mark the container with a "sell by" date.

And a Keep Frozen notice, I imagine.