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I a Grad student at the University of Windsor, Ontario, Canada. I was recently helping a friend out with first year chemistry (she was writing up the conclusions for an experiment regarding the determination of the freezing point of a solution) and she put forward a question regarding the supercooling phenomenon. he asked "why does the organic compound solution cool to below the freezing point (when cooled rapidly) without freezing and then warm up to the freezing point before actually freezing ?" I could not find the reply in any of the physical chemistry books at the library. Could you please kindly answer the question for me ? Sajjad Mustafa.
Re: Could you please tell me a little about the phenomenon called supercooling
Try the links in the MadSci Library for more information on Chemistry.