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Tshilidzi M.

Chemistry 101

1 week ago

What is the BEST explanation to the cause of an aluminium can containing a soft drink to split when left in a freezer?

Towson University

Answer

Explain why aluminum cans are good storage containers for soft drinks. Styrofoam cups can be used to keep coffee hot and cola cold. Why is this?

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all right, So we want to explain why aluminum cans are good storage containers for soft drinks and then also why sigh from cops could be used to keep coffee hot and cola cold. So let's start with the aluminum cans first. Um, aluminum pans are good storage containers because there it's a really malleable metal. It can contain the pressure that's released from the carbon dioxide. It's, um it doesn't retain heat very well. That's why I like when you put aluminum foil in the oven, you can then still have the ability to touch it with your hands. So it's, Ah, it's not a good conductor. It is a good conductor of heat and things like that, because it'll get cold very, very easily and help to keep some things cold. Those Styrofoam cups could be used to keep copy hot and cola cold, kind of for the, um, for a similar reason. So Styrofoam is an insulate er, so it'll keep the it'll not absorb or release much heat energy

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