When temperatures plunge, boiling water can freeze almost instantly.
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Once water reaches 32.018°F, it can exist as a liquid, a gas, and a solid at the same time. Boiling liquid water causes the molecules to move farther apart until it vaporizes into a gaseous state. Throwing boiling water into the freezing air turns it into hot droplets and because they’re so hot, they start to vaporize. Cold air can’t hold as much water vapor as warmer air, and the water condenses. The droplets quickly freeze, turning into ice crystals—creating a beautiful example of science in action.
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