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why does salt melt the ice

It makes me wonder why salt melts the ice. My question was brought up after what happened to me the other day when I accidentally fell down from the icy ground and landed on my side hips. Thank goodness it wasn't that bad at all. Only a little scrape on my hand when I used it to support myself from falling hard. My hip was a little sore. The next morning my husband sprinkled salt on the icy area and just after he did that you can hear the popping sounds of the ice. Incredibly the salt melts down the ice. To answer my question I began searching online about it. I found an explanation which I thought you would be interested to know. Thanks for this site where I learned the chemical explanation of my quest. Click here to know the answer.

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1 Response to "why does salt melt the ice"

  1. Cecile says:
    February 8, 2009 at 12:26 AM

    Interestin! I , too wondered why before, now I know! Thanks dear for posting this one :-)

    thanks for the visit, too!
    Take care!

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