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Originally posted by Monsatan
I've got one, not sure if it's been mentioned
Since the hot water has more heat, it transfers more quickly than the cold, allowing the temperature to drop quicker
Voila, freezes faster
Like I expect anybody to get the money..
...Theories put forward based on evaporation, convection and supercooling have all been put forward, but as yet the question still remains unanswered.
Members of the public have until July 30 to submit their entries.
They will be pitted against worldwide postgraduate scientists, who, sponsored by the Royal Society of Chemistry, will be tackling the same problem.
i say that hot water is in a state of agitation, like being stirred...
but colder water is more cohesive... the molecules more unified with each other so that the whole volume of water acts as a single unit being cooled
wheras the hot water molecules individually are exposed to the outside barrier which is freezing thus becoming colder quicker than the cold water volume