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What Is the Mpemba Effect?

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Several factors affect the way water crystallizes into ice.

Several factors affect the way water crystallizes into ice.

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Question: What Is the Mpemba Effect?
Have you ever wondered whether hot water really can freeze more quickly than cold water and if so, how it works? If so, then you need to know about the Mpemba Effect.
Answer: Simply stated, the Mpemba Effect is the name given to the phenomenon when hot water freezes more quickly than cold water. Although the effect has been observed for centuries, it was not published as a scientific observation until 1968.

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