Why did my Snapple slowly freeze in my hand?

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  • Why did my Snapple slowly freeze in my hand?


Answer #1 | 19/12 2013 14:03
when a liquid becomes colder than 32 degrees and stays a liquid witch almost never happens, as soon as the liquid is disturbed it starts to freeze
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Answer #2 | 20/12 2013 19:01
You were holding what was called a "supercooled liquid." It was below its freezing point but not frozen, and because you had left it still, there was no nucleation point - no way for ice crystals to start forming. When you shook the bottle you either introduced an ice crystal into the liquid, or one of the impurities in the drink created a spot for ice crystals to attach to. Either way, the reaction propagated until it turned to slush.
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