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Dry Ice

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Dry ice, also referred to as "cardice" is the solid form of carbon dioxide.

Dry ice is colorless, non-flammable, with a sour zesty odor, and can lower the pH of a solution when dissolved in water, forming carbonic acid.

Prolonged exposure to dry ice can cause severe skin damage through frostbite. Dry ice should only be exposed to open air in a well-ventilated environment and should be used with insulated gloves to avoid frostbite.


i) Primarily used as a cooling agent
ii) for preserving frozen foods where mechaical cooling is unavailable
iii) for loosening asphalt floor tiles
iv) for freezing water in valveless pipes to enable repairing

Princy P. John

Princy P. John is a qualified Physicist, armed with a Bachelor of Science (Physics Hons.) from St. Stephens, Delhi University and a Masters in Physics. She is an integral part of the Science channel at Zigya and oversees Physics content for all classes. She taps onto the pulse of events happening globally on scientific platforms and brings value to Zigya with her knowledge, wit and resolve. Princy also provides key management updates of the editorial board and aids in the decision making process at Zigya. Follow her work at

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