What would you like to do?
What is in instant cold packs?
Ammonium nitrate crystals and water. When you pop the water pack, the two undergo an endothermic reaction, forming ammonium and nitrate ions (NH4+ & NO3-). Water breaks the tw…o parts of NH4NO3 into the positive and negative parts, and it takes heat energy from the surrounding area to make the separation. When it dries it recombines and releases that heat (not observed because water gets colder when it evaporates). So if you CAREFULLY cut that bag open and dry it, it will do the same thing again. I wouldn't want to eat the crystals or the end liquid. plant fertilizers don't make good food.
The first of the instant cold packs was a liquid-type invented by Albert A. Robbins and patented August 11, 1959. Robbins' "Chemical Freezing Package" involved and outer pouch… containing two separate compartments for water and ammonium nitrate that would mix and freeze when the user split a perforation between the two - say by hitting or snapping the package as we would with the modern variety. Robbins' patent was assigned to Kwik-Kold of America. Parent company Cardinal Health continues to market this, and the more recently invented gel-type cold packs, to this day.
Do not pour down a drain. You can mix it with a gallon of water and distribute as fertilizer for plants. An alternative is to take it to a hazardous waste facility.
There's an ampule inside them. Bend until you can hear the ampule break, then shake them to start the chemical indothermic reaction.
When you activate an instant cold pack and water mixes with a chemical and the pack gets very cold what example is this?
It is an example of an endothermic reaction. It is absorbing heat.
When you activate an instant cold pack water mixes with a chemical and the pack gets very cold This is an example of?
its an endothermic reaction
Instant cold packs cannot be reused once they are activated. The chemical makeup inside the package was created for one time use.
According to the msds it should, if you can see 2640 written on it anywhere.
actually, you can.
Sudden crystallization of a supersaturated solution. This is a physical phase change, not a chemical change.
can you refreeze cold packs
In First Aid
Technically no they don't. However the chemicals can break down and the packaging can deteriorate. I would replace them every couple of years.
endothermic because the energy is absorbed