1. We suffered a brief outage this morning when our host noticed that HTF needed to be moved to a different server due to a hardware failure. That work is now complete. Please post in the feedback area if you have any issues.
    Dismiss Notice

How does salt melt snow & ice?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by LDfan, Feb 15, 2003.

  1. LDfan

    LDfan Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 1998
    Messages:
    724
    Likes Received:
    0
    This maybe a dumb question but with the coming snow to the DC area I started thinking about this. What exactly is special about salt that causes snow and ice to melt?

    thanks,
    Jeff
     
  2. Jeffrey Noel

    Jeffrey Noel Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2001
    Messages:
    1,533
    Likes Received:
    0
    Basically, the salt lowers the freezing point of the water, therefore causing the snow/ice to freeze at a lower temperature. I think! [​IMG]
     
  3. ThomasC

    ThomasC Lead Actor

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2001
    Messages:
    6,526
    Likes Received:
    0
    Yep, Jeff is right.
     
  4. Eric Samonte

    Eric Samonte Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 1999
    Messages:
    1,317
    Likes Received:
    0
    yeah..and here's to hoping we have enuough of it for all the snow coming down up here..
     
  5. MarkHastings

    MarkHastings Executive Producer

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2003
    Messages:
    12,013
    Likes Received:
    1

Share This Page