Sodium Acetate Trihydrate or Sodium Acetate ANHYDROUS

I am dying to try the hot ice experiment but i was wondering witch of these 2 chemicals is the write one ??? Sodium Acetate Trihydrate or Sodium Acetate ANHYDROUS . Any help would be great. thanks

westfw9 years ago
Just follow the instructions, I think.
westfw9 years ago
The trihydrate. When you heat it, it dissolves in its self-contained water, which is what gives you the effect you want...
vince086 (author)  westfw9 years ago
"it dissolves in its self-contained water" ???? does that make any difference or do I just follow the instructions to make hot ice ? Thanks for the answer