RoundBottom (Hive Addict)
05-02-03 13:38
No 430931
      glacial acetic acid solidified  Bookmark   

file this one under PROPER CARE AND FEEDING OF REAGENT.

a 4L still sealed jug of glacial acetic acid that sat in the garage over the (very mild) winter has solidified into a large chunk.  despite the weather being warmer, and the jug now sitting in a heated (15C-20C) area, the majority of it is still solidified. 

i'm assuming this happend because the melting point of GAA is 16.6C and while in the garage, it was subjected to 0C-5C all winter. 

is it best to thaw it as one would a block of ice?  eg, put it in a warm pail of water.

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    terbium
(Old P2P Cook)
05-02-03 13:49
No 430933
      Glacial Acetic acid  Bookmark   

is it best to thaw it as one would a block of ice?  eg, put it in a warm pail of water.
Sure, or even just a warmer room. It will eventually all melt and be just as good as new.

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    raffike
(Hive Addict)
05-02-03 23:11
No 431045
      My GAA also froze when winter came,it nicely...  Bookmark   

My GAA also froze when winter came,it nicely melted at 20 C.

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    Chromic
(Synaptic Self-Mutilator)
05-03-03 00:51
No 431059
      Sounds right  Bookmark   

They don't call it glacial acetic acid for no reason. laugh
 
 
 
 
    starlight
(Hive Bee)
05-03-03 03:11
No 431082
      maybe overkill  Bookmark   

but I loosened the top slightly before warming up the bottle. Did not want pressure building up too much inside
 
 
 
 
    RoundBottom
(Hive Addict)
05-03-03 13:08
No 431162
      thanks  Bookmark   

thanks for the input kids.  it's already thawed out, but appears the slightest bit discolured.  no big deal, it's cheap and plentiful.

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