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Do all liquids freeze at the same rate?

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Liquids do not all freeze at the same rate. While the freezing point for water is 32 degrees Fahrenheit, many other liquids have higher or lower freezing points.

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The freezing point of a liquid is the point at which it starts to become a solid. The freezing points of various liquids vary greatly. For instance, acetic acid's freezing point is 62 degrees Fahrenheit, chloroform's freezing point is -82 degrees Fahrenheit and ethanol's is -174 degrees Fahrenheit. Adding an ingredient to a liquid can change its freezing point. This explains why salt is used to melt ice: when salt is added to water, its freezing point drops to 25 degrees Fahrenheit.

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