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                                           How to Make Dry Ice

Dry ice is solid carbon dioxide (CO2). It is extremely cold and sublimates into carbon dioxide gas. It has a temperature as low as -78.5°C. It is used for various cooling and freezing purposes in the industrial world. Dry ice can be dangerous if not handled properly. It can also cause frostbite if comes in contact with bare skin. You can also produce small amounts of dry ice at home.

Requirements: –

  • Cloth bag
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Heavy duty gloves
  • Duct tape
  • Plastic container

Procedure: –

  • Put on the heavy duty gloves to protect yourself as dry ice can cause some problems.
  • Make sure you are using a fire extinguisher that contains CO2.
  • Place the nozzle of the fire extinguisher inside the cloth bag in such a way that CO2 gas cannot escape.
  • Either clamp it with your gloved hand or use duct tape to seal it.
  • Now discharge the fire extinguisher. Dry ice should start to gather up at the bottom.
  • Shake the bag to dislodge the carbon dioxide gas.
  • You will also see carbon dioxide vapor seeping out of the pillowcase which is absolutely safe and normal.
  • As dry ice sublimates quickly, it is better to transfer it into a plastic container.


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