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This question comes from a variety of discussions for cooling beer. We used rock salt in an ice-water solution to cool a keg of beer quickly (We understood this from our Engineering Thermodynamics classes). And being Engineers, our beer drinking group (over the last 25+ years), has discussed a variety methods for cooling beer. Now that most of the group has children, we include "Cola" into the "cooler", and it gets to drinking temperature quiker than beer. Now we do have theories... such as requiring more energy to cool the Alcohol, or density of the liquid, Sugar or other chemicals in the cola, and so on... Therefore, my interest, is in an understanding of why liquids cool at different rates using the same cooling method.
Re: Why does cola cool quicker than beer or water?
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