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Sublimation in Action

Posted: Thu Jan 07, 2016 10:21 am
by Joseph Pinto 3A
CO2 seems to be the primary example of sublimation that we are all familiar with. However, I was wondering are there any other examples of sublimation or is it too uncommon that there are few examples?

Re: Sublimation in Action

Posted: Thu Jan 07, 2016 10:25 am
by Brooke Tobias 1B
I know iodine crystals and the chemicals in mothballs (naphthalene) are also common substances that sublimate!

Re: Sublimation in Action

Posted: Thu Jan 07, 2016 4:46 pm
by Heerali Patel 3A
Water can also phase change through sublimation. For example (from the textbook on page 285), frost formed from cold, dry mornings disappears when the ice sublimes into water vapor.