Dry ice is easy to get. It is sold at many local stores. Many stores that carry it are places like Walmart, Meijer, grocery stores, and ice cream stores. Call ahead to find out if they carry it. Dry ice should cost between $1-$3 per pound.
Asked in Chemistry
What is the chemical name of dry ice. why is it called dry ice. Is dry ice is same as the ordinary ice?
Dry ice is solid carbon dioxide (CO2). It is called dry ice because it does not melt when it heats up, it goes directly from solid to gas. It is NOT the same as ordinary ice, which is of course, solid water. Dry ice is much colder than ordinary ice. ...
Why is dry ice called 'dry'?
Dry ice sublimates meaning it goes directly from solid to gas without going through the liquid state. This means that there is never any liquid unlike regular water ice making essentially dry, thus the name dry ice. Check link below for more information on dry ice and dry ice makers. ...