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Can stainless steel break freezing temperature?

Answer

Wiki User
10/12/2008

Yes all substances break at cold enough temperatures (because at lower temperatures it slows down the atoms from vibrating so much that they practically become non moving crystal latices), stainless steal is an alloy meaning that it contains chemical components of a couple different metals, usually the coldest you can get without access to large machinery is about -200 degrees *applied temp* because you lose some to the consistency of the metal... ect... with liquid nitrogen usually will work, pour some on the metal let it cool down when it reaches anywhere near 200 degrees below, then apply a blunt force, hammer, or just a large force, it should break or shatter! hope this helps Chemical Engineer Dr. Menous PHD Chemical engineering