Dry ice in microwave?

What happens when you put dry ice in a micro wave? Im just wondering cause a local grocery store is now selling dry ice for Halloween effects (yes i know they cant sell to minors).

Are the result any thing like this? (i dont think that microwave was turned on)


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Goodhart10 years ago
A microwave frequency is very close to that of water, so water vibrates best and thus heats food containing water. Dry Ice is CO2 and I don't know that you would get much of any reaction by itself in a microwave....I could be wrong. I am not sure what they are doing in the video...
> I am not sure what they are doing in the video... . I think they just shoved a dry ice bomb in a old microwave. I didn't hear the unit power up.
A "dry ice bomb".....ok, I am unfamiliar with what that is....
. Take a soda bottle, add a few chunks of DI, add a little water, screw the cap on, run like hell.
Or do like this kid

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Pick the wrong helmet, and end up doing your own lobotomy...
I'd be more concerned about the concussion, it knocked that kid flat.
Concussion, or pieces of the brain being removed, either way, it could be "damaging" to go for the extreme understatement. ;-)
Way to steal my answer....did you restart your computer a few days ago?
NachoMahma10 years ago
. Well, a quick Google for CO2 +microwave turns up a bunch of stuff on microwave stimulated lasers. So CO2 is "sensitive" to microwaves, but microwaves cover a lot of frequencies and maybe a microwave oven isn't tuned to the right freq. Tried CO2 +microwave -laser and, to tell the truth, have no idea what most of the hits were about.
. I'm guessing that Goodhart and W'burg are on the right track, but don't know.
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