Dry Ice Meets Liquid Nitrogen

in Cool Science

Dry ice is extremely cold, but did you know that liquid nitrogen is more than 200 degrees colder than dry ice? What would happen if you were to mix liquid nitrogen (at a stunning -346 degrees Fahrenheit) with dry ice? Luckily, we have great science resources over at Frostbite Theater, put on by the Jefferson Lab, to help us find out:

Since liquid nitrogen is so much colder than dry ice, the liquid nitrogen produces the familiar fog tendrils that we see from dry ice when it’s introduced to a warmer surface or liquid. As cool as this is, The Penguin asks that you please do not conduct this experiment at home.

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