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Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsOther - Science · 2 months ago

If you didn't try the burning snow trick this last storm and still have snow... go and try it?

*Grab some snow, make it somewhat into a ball, light it with a lighter.... BE AMAZED


I have no clue, haven't looked much into it.... but is that NORMAL??? Or pollution??? or WHAT????

Update 2:

M - you are wrong, sorry you are dumb.... It's ok, not everyone had the opportunities I have had. Good try though....

2 Answers

  • PIE
    Lv 5
    2 months ago
    Favorite Answer

    Put this in Science & Mathematics!

    I'll try it!

    The snow where the flame was directed did get a black tint.

    It did smell like plastic burning.

    Something to do with the gases in the flame that caused the reaction?

  • 2 months ago

    The snow does not turn black.

    The black comes from soot deposited on the snow by the burning flame.

    The smell comes from the various chemicals in the lighter fuel.

    You may notice the snowball does not melt but it will get smaller. That is because the solid ice is turning directly into the gas water vapour rather than going through the soild state (water) first. This is a process called sublimation. (You were almost certainly taught sublimation in high school chemistry but have probably forgotten it.)

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