How to make water instantly freeze. Tips and tricks from King of Random

In the video from above King of Random shows how he obtained a bottle of water that can be instantly turned into ice when it receives a nudge. For this you need to use purified water, put it in the freezer at -15 degrees Celsius and then wait for 2 hours.

After this you will be able to take the bottle out and you will still the water in a liquid form in there. When you hit the bottle a bit, then the magic will happen: the water will instantly become ice.

Why did the water become ice instantly? Because it was supercooled, meaning that it was cooled way below water’s freezing point. Since pure water does not easily form ice at or under 0 degrees Celsius it needs some irregularities in it (the nudge you give it) or a center of concentration, like a bacterium or grain of sand or any other object around which the ice will form.

In regards to ice, every snowflake will definitively have a bacterium, cell, grain of sand or the like that was used as a starting point for that icy flake to form. Ice doesn’t form without some help.

I’d suggest you also follow SuperCool from Radiolab to learn more about water that turns instantly into ice.

For tips and tricks on how to do this best check the next video:

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