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Instant Ice Answered

I want to make instant ice by mixing water and some chemical to produce ice instantly, i won't use it for drinking, just for cooling off this summer, which chemical will help me do that.? thanks any help is appreciated.

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There is a lot around to cool water down, but nothing I would consider healthy or good enough for cooling drinks.

Get a good sized cooler box and put some dry ice in it - cheap and fast plus you won't risk being poisoned or having to bring the cooling solution to a chemical depot to be discarded.

thanks for your reply, but i need a chemical or anything that will help me turn water to ice in less than 5minutes or a minute

A chemical like that does not exist. There are substances (like urea) which can be dissolved in water and will cool it down. But that will not be enough for your purpose, it will not produce ice. You can mix water and ice and it will get so cold that you can produce new ice with it (see here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cooling_bath#Water_and_ice_baths)

thanks for your reply, but i need a chemical or anything that will help me turn water to ice in less than 5minutes or a minute

You won't be able to do this with chemicals.
Nitrates or Urea are used in instant cold packs but if you need freezing temps you either need a lot of chemicals or start with already low temp water.

In any case you will have more chemicals than water and it will be quite expensive.

For the fun supercooled water is nice.

Put a bottle of of water in the freezer for 90 to 120 minutes. It should not freeze.

When you open it it pour it onto some ice it freezes instantly same when waiting a bit longer and tapping the bottle.