Why does warm water loosen a lid?
Often, lids are made of metals which are great conductors of electromagnetic waves (including heat). When warm water is applied to a "difficult" lid, excitement of the atoms in the metal occurs (very slight) which causes a slight expansion. This expansion helps the lid to be moved from it's grip on the jar or bottle. This is also found in plastics. Although not through expansions. The heat from the warm water literally softens the plastic.
Short answer: This is normally done when a lid is too tight to unscrew. Placing the lid in warm or hot water loosens the lid a little so someone can get to the contents of the jar easier. Long answer: Metal reacts to heat at a lower temperature than glass does. When a metal lid is placed in warm or hot water, the lid expands outwardly from its center. This will cause the lid to…
The metal of the jar lid heats up, and the molecules that make up the jar lid vibrate. These vibrations increase and therefore cause the metal of the lid to expand. The metal in the lid expands more than the glass of the jar. Therefore the lid is slightly larger than when it is cool, making it easier to twist open.
When a object is heated, the particles (molecules and atoms) spread out and move faster resulting in the OBJECT expanding, the particles do not expand. The opposite happens when the object is cooled. So when you put the lid under the hot water and heat it, it expands, making it easier to take it off.
Yes you can. It's just like warming any other liquid, so long as you don't leave it in too long. Loosen the lid so warm air can escape (remove the lid if it's metal). Just put it in for 30 seconds and then check if it's warmer. Then you can give it another burst, more and more till it's warm enough for the crystals to melt.
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