# Thread: freezing hot and cold water

1. ok so i researched about this, in regarding to this question: which water freezes longer between cold and hot water?";and it is most likely that hot water would freeze first.
I tried the experiment but cold water seems to freeze faster than hot water.

cold water is about 4ÂºC (39.2ÂºF?)
hot water is about 80ÂºC (176ÂºF?)

so is it the temperature of the water m getting wrong, or something else?
I really need help as the results of this experiment need to be included in my science open-ended investigation- and im hoping the results are accurate before proceeding with conclusion, etc.

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3. That looks like too large a difference in temperature. I would have thought cold would have been more like a cool room temperature - say 60 farenheit.

I would scan the hits you got from searching for this on google. One of these should lead you to a link where the detailes of an experiment are discussed.

4. first of all, dont use farenheit because we are on a science forum and in the world of science u use celcius. capish?

secondly i saw that on tv. and they said the hot water freezes faster than the cold one, why i dont know.

5. Originally Posted by Zelos
first of all, dont use farenheit because we are on a science forum and in the world of science u use celcius. capish?
Technically you may be correct, but:
a) I grew up with Farenheit. I understand Farenheit. It is in my blood.
b) I work in an industry that measures fluid densities in pounds per gallon, or pound per cubic foot, and yield point in lbs/100 sq ft, and mixes and matches three or four different unit systems with gay abandon.
c) I lacked the time to make the conversion to a figure that I thought out in Farenheit.
4) The original poster provided both scales and was therefore familiar with both.
5) I am the reincarnation of Joule.

Capish?

6. There is a very narrow temperature window where hot water can freeze faster than cold water - it's caused by the fact that some of the hot water will evaporate, so in the end you have less of the hot water to freeze than cold water. But if the difference is too great you still end up with the cold water freezing first.

7. 5) I am the reincarnation of Joule.

i have also seen this experiment, and i never did see the point of it

8. Ophiolite
a/b) who cares?
c) learn the correct system then
4) who cares use correct system
5) hu?

9. Itâ€™s a matter of taste, whether you use Fahrenheit or Celsius.

For chemistry, I would always fine Kelvin the best, dealing with gasses its handy. all up to whoeverâ€™s using it!

So he cares, itâ€™s not absolutely the correct system and joule was a very famous scientist!

10. Originally Posted by Zelos
first of all, dont use farenheit because we are on a science forum and in the world of science u use celcius. capish?
If you can't figure out how to quickly and easily convert one to the other, you probably have close to zero chance of engaging in a meaningful discussion anyway.

11. it aint so hard, 32F=0C
98,7~100F = 37C
212~200 = 100C
0F=18C
with that knowledge u can pretty fast do a approximate value on what kind of temperature we are talking about in the normal range of temperatires

12. um.. so exactly, what temperatures should i use for cold and hot water because i think my first experiment failed?

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