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In message <01ac01bd61c3$c129c8e0$117265cc@default> "Fred Munro" wrote:
> Your example reminds me of an old conundrum from the early days of
> refrigerators. Take two ice cube trays and fill one with cold water and one
> with warm water. Place in freezer. Which freezes first? Typically, it was
> the one containing warm water. Why?
An old wife's tail. A myth. The warm water cools faster, at first, because
of its larger delta T vs. the environment. But the rate slows as it cools.
The cold water, having had a "head start," gets to the freezing point first.
DeWitt Harrison email@example.com