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Subject: Why do compressed gases freeze when decompressed?

Date: Thu Jul 3 13:32:52 1997
Posted by Tim Kingwell
Grade level: grad
School: San Francisco State University
City: San Francisco State/Province: CA
Country: USA
Area of science: Physics
ID: 867954772.Ph
I understand the gas equations and know what they imply, but I do not
know what physically happens to cause the surrounding air to freeze 
when a compressed gas is released.

Re: Why do compressed gases freeze when decompressed?

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