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Answered 2011-10-18 21:48:01

Yes and no. Propane is very nonreactive by itself (except when burned in oxygen). The temperature that propane is at doesn't effect it's properties. Also, propane has a very low freezing point (-188°C) so it won't freeze when it gets cold.

However, when using propane for a stove, etc., cold can affect how well it works. A propane tank is full of liquid propane under pressure. When it is being used, the liquid first has to vaporize to a gas, where it can then be burned. Because it takes a lot of heat for the liquid to vaporize into a gas, cold weather can slow down the flow. If this is a problem, the propane tank can be placed in a bucket of lukewarm water so that heat is available for the propane to vaporize.

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