We are performing this experiment to understand the effect of different substances on water’s freezing and melting point. To perform this experiment will be adding different substances to water and determining how the freezing point and melting point of water gets affected.
To determine the effect of different substances on water’s freezing and melting point.
1. The temperature at which any liquid gets converted into a solid state is termed the freezing point of that liquid.
2. The opposite of the freezing point is the melting point. The temperature at which a solid convert into liquid is termed the melting point.
3. For this experiment, we hypothesize that the addition of any substance decreases the freezing point of a liquid.
4. Lemon Juice
6. Baking Soda
12. Nine beakers
Step 1: Take 200 ml. of water in four beakers
Step 2: Dissolve different amounts of salt, sugar, baking soda, and flour into each of the beakers.
Step 3: Take four other breakers and add 200 ml of water into each of the separate beakers.
Step 4: Dissolve alcohol, milk, lemon juice, and vinegar into each of the separate beakers.
Step 5: Take 200 ml of water in another beaker.
Step 6: The last beaker will be our control.
Step 7: Put each of the nine beakers in a refrigerator.
Step 8: After every 10 minutes, try checking the beakers.
Step 9: Record your observation and result in a computer and logbook.
Addition of foreign substances into water
1. From the experiment, we observed that the salt decreased the freezing point of water most.
2. As we increased the amount of salt in the water, the freezing point decreased.
3. The purpose of using the control was the comparison. We wanted something to compare the result with, so we took water and did not add anything to it.
4. We also found a linear relationship between the freezing point and the amount of addition of solid substances like salt, baking soda, and sugar.
1. In the experiment, we hypothesize that the addition of any substance will decrease the freezing of water. This means that it will decrease its freezing point whenever you add something to the water.
3. The added substance makes the water freeze slower.
4. However, different substances affect the freezing point of water differently.
5. Not only this, but we also learned more about the variable and constant.
1. Do not add anything foreign to the control.
2. Repeat the experiment by adding more amounts of the given substances for better clarification.
In this experiment, we found out the effect of foreign substances on the freezing point of water.
Q.1 What was the aim of your experiment?
ANS. We aimed to determine the effect of different substances on water’s freezing and melting point.
Q.2 Which foreign substance lowered the freezing point of water the most?
ANS. Salt lowered the freezing point of water most in our experiment.
Q.3 What is the effect of the addition of foreign substances on the freezing point of water?
ANS. Foreign substances decrease the freezing point of water, making them freeze slower.
Saquib Siddiqui is a Mechanical Engineer and a content creator. He has special interest in science experiments and teaches the same to school and college students. He is also a technical lead at RUDE LABS PVT. LTD.