Do All Liquids Freeze at the Same Rate?
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.
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.