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Will table salt freeze ice cream?

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December 05, 2012 2:02AM

Yes if the proportions are right and separated form the ice cream. A mixture of equal parts salt and water will cause a temperature of 0 degrees F. This is sufficient to freeze ice cream. As an aside it is also how 0 degree F was established. The temperature of the human body was set as 100 degrees F. Later measurements based on water's freezing point and boiling point were set to 0 degrees C and 100 degrees C and the Fahrenheit scale was adjusted to fit. Body temperature is now considered to be 98.6 d F.