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Liquid Nitrogen Expose—Why Ice Cream Makes it Boil

For those of us who haven’t been to school in a while, here is some chemistry 101. Nitrogen is one of 118 known elements and because it evaporates at such low temperatures, it typically exists as a gas (in fact, it makes up about 78% of the Earth’s atmosphere). This means that in order for it to remain in a liquid state it must be kept at extremely cold temperatures. Since liquid nitrogen boils at -321˚F, it freezes anything it … Continue reading

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