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Answered 2012-08-22 22:45:44

Cat litter does not melt ice, it only adds friction to its suface. People use it on driveways because it allows the tires to better grip the ground.

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Why is cat liter good for melting ice?

Cat litter doesn't actually melt the ice, it works to absorb some of the moisture. It is excellent to put down onto the ice to get traction, whether on a walkway or under tires if you get stuck. For melting ice though, salt is still the best.

How does cat litter melt ice?

Cat litter is absorbent and it reacts with the ice to extract water and the absorption reduces the amount of ice.

Why does cat litter melt ice?

Cat litter is a form of fullers earth and contains magnesium oxide which is hygroscopic. This reacts with the ice to extract water and the absorption reduces the amount of ice in contact with the litter. Thus like salt it is a chemical rection.

Which melts ice quicker salt or cat litter?


What is a good title for a science fair project about melting ice?

melting ice is a good title

What is in cat litter that can melt ice?

Clay because the clay absorbs the water that ice turns into.

What melts ice fastest sand cat litter and rock salt?

Rock salt will melt ice fastest. Sand and cat litter don't really melt the ice. They are used generally to provide particles for increasing traction on icy surfaces. Sand might prevent new ice from forming on roads. When salt dissolves into liquid water, it depresses the melting point temperature - - when helps the ice melt easier. Sand and cat litter don't dissolve into water, so they cannot have this effect. The only thing that sand and cat litter can do is absorb radiant energy from the surroundings better than ice since they are somewhat darker and less reflective - so they provide some minor assistance to melting the snow, but nowhere near the effect of salt.

What melts ice faster sand mineral rock salt or cat litter?

Salt will actually melt the ice (lowers freezing point turning it into water), cat litter and sand only provide a layer of traction on top the ice.

Can cat litter melt ice?

Yes but salt is best because it will wash away in the rain while cat litter will just sit there and you'll have to clean it up afterwards.

Why does mineral salt melt ice faster than sand and cat litter?

who pooped

What melts ice the fastest sand mineral rock salt or cat litter?

the salt!

What minerals melts ice cubes the fastest sand salt or cat litter?

salt is the only one of the three that will actually melts ice, sand & litter don't melt ice they only lay on top

Does clay melt ice?

There are many products that can be used to melt ice. One is a clay cat litter. It will quickly melt snow and ice in the wintertime.

About how long does it take for cat litter to melt ice?

10000000000 million seconds and 623726388282 minutes

What melts ice the fastest sand catliter or salt?

Salt will melt it the fastest but too much salt can damage concrete and blacktop. Sand or cat litter work well to help with traction but have little effect on melting.

Is salt good for melting ice?

Yeah, its good for a lot of things.

What does melting ice do?

Melting ice turns the ice into water.

What does ice caps melting means?

It means that the ice at the poles is melting this will cause a drastic rise in the water levels. This is not good for coastal cities.

What will you do to delay the melting of the ice?

1. afforestation can delay melting of ice ... because melting of ice is due to rising of temperature ...... 2. pollution may cause melting of ice ... if we can control pollution .. we can delay melting of ice .

How does vinegar melt ice?

The salty mixture helps. Salt is a good ingredient for melting ice.

What is the temperature of melting ice?

melting ice is 10 degrees

What is melting ice cubes?

ice cubes that melt are called as melting ice cubes

Is ice melting ice a physical or chemical change?

melting ice a physical change

Is cat litter safe for concrete to melt ice?

It probably would not melt the ice, but it would provide traction for foot or vehicular traffic, and it would not harm the concrete.

What melts ice faster salt or cat litter and why?

Salt would, because the salt contains chlorine ions, which are greedy and make the ice melt and separate quicker.

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