Simply put, deicers melt ice.
In practice, there are two fundamental concepts that explain how deicers work to melt ice:
- What is ice?
- How does it melt?
What is Ice?
Ice is frozen water. It looks like a brittle, transparent crystalline solid. Ice molecules can exhibit up to sixteen different phases (packing geometries) that depend on temperature and pressure. You probably didn’t know that. Another important thing to know is that when there is ice there is water. Even though it may not be visible, molecular water […]