Thursday, 26 April 2012

All You Need to Know About Dry Ice

ByEmma Heuton

It is widely believed that dry ice was first introduced in 1834 by French scientist, Charles Thilorier. Further, in the year 1924, Thomas B. Slate applied for patent to sell dry ice commercially in the US. Subsequently, he became the first person to produce the chemical successfully for commercial purpose. In the year 1925, the solid form of Carbon Dioxide was trademarked as 'Dry Ice' by the Dry Ice Corporation of America.

Dry ice is frozen form of CO2 or Carbon Dioxide. The chemical is odorless, colorless and non-flammable. Also, it is slightly acidic. The chemical has a very low temperature -109.3

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