How ice can help you to boil the water

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How ice can help you to boil the water

Survival hacks are all about thinking out of the box to look for new ways to do things. So that you can survive even when the circumstances are not in your favour. It is all about the unconventional way of thinking and doing things. One of these things is boiling the water. When we think of boiling water, we instantly think of using heat to boil the water. However, believe it or not, ice can be used to boil the water. The main things to keep in mind when you using ice to boil the water are pressure and the temperature. Let’s find out how to do it. (Also read: Survival Hack: How to start a fire using water)

How can ice help to boil the water?

The main question is that how ice helps to boil the water. The pure water boils at 100 degrees Celcius. However, it is important to remember the role of pressure in the procedure. When the pressure changes, the temperature will also change. So, if the pressure applied is increased that the water vapours have to push harder towards the air above then and if the pressure in decreased then that they have to push less air away. So, in simple word, if the pressure is low then the temperature at which the water boils will get lower as well.  (Also read: How can you use the coffee filter for survival)

How to boil water using ice?

    • Simply take a glass bottle and fill 1/3rd of it with water.
    • Then put the bottle on the stove and let it boil
    • The heat will help the water to boil and then you must remove it.
    • Put the cap on the water bottle. Let it cool for 5 to 10 seconds.
    • Then simply invert the bottle and put ice on the top.
    • The water will start boiling.

How does it work?
The important things to remember is when you removed the bottle from the stove it had already reached the boiling point. Therefore, when you put the cap back on, it had the steam trapped in it. Exposure to ice made the steam and air molecules to cool down. So, as a result, there is a development of the region of low pressure, which in turn decreased the boiling temperature causing the water to boil. (Also read: What things you should never compromise on for survival)

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