Did You Ever Wonder Why Salt Melts Ice? This Podcast Has The Answer

Dec 30th, 2008 | By | Category: Audio Podcasting, Podcast Quickies, Podcasting

Here in Iowa, in December, we are having predictably treacherous winter weather. A balmy 40-degree (F) day melts the snow, which freezes to a sheet of ice as soon as the sun sets.

I not-so-gracefully slipped on my way into the grocery store Monday night. Lovely. I wasn’t hurt (well, not too much), just bruised my pride when people saw me wipe out. Blah. Ow.

So the most recent podcast from international chemical giant BASF caught my attention.

The Chemical Reporter” asks, “Why does ice melt when you sprinkle salt on it?”

It has some cheesy sound effects, and has a very over-polished corporate tone…. but overlooking that, the mini chemistry lesson was interesting. And helpful.

Other recent episodes include “How does a plasma screen work?” and “How does conditioner make your hair soft?”. The podcast feed is here.

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  2. jamie says:

    My freind brianna and 3 boyz that we now are doing a project on how selt melt ice fraster …………..lil nicole.