Ice sometimes shrinks inside of a frost-free freezer because of a process known as sublimation. According to the University of California, Davis, sublimation occurs when a solid, such as ice, quickly vaporizes into a gas... More »

It is not known for certain who invented the ice cube. Doctor John Gorrie built a refrigerator in 1844 to aid his yellow fever patients. Some historians believe that this refrigerator contained some form of ice cube tray... More »

Feeding ice cubes to dogs is fine, as long as there is no chewing or choking hazard involved. The ice cubes can be given as a treat or put in a water bowl. Freezing toys and treats in ice for dogs to chew later is also h... More » Pets & Animals Pets Dogs

You can freeze dry rose petals by the process of sublimation. Sublimation involves freeze drying the petals for around 12 hours at a prescribed temperature. Moisture from the petals is gradually pulled out in vapor form ... More » Science Chemistry States of Matter

Graphite has no melting point, and instead turns into gas at 6254 degrees Fahrenheit through the process of sublimation. Graphite is entirely made up of the element carbon. More »

A solid can turn directly into a gas through a process called sublimation. In this instance, the solid vaporizes without going through the intermediary liquid stage. For example, in the water cycle, this would involve sn... More »

Sugar is able to melt ice because it disrupts the equilibrium of the water molecules and causes the freezing process to slow down, resulting in conditions that favor the melting process over the freezing process. The add... More »