A0161: Why does warm water freeze faster than cold water?

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Warm water contains more energy than cold water. Physics says that when energy is passed on, it always takes parts from the energy provider. When cold water is frozen, the heat is extracted from the water, which means that the heat energy must be removed. This requires energy that the warm water already brings with it. Therefore, the removal of heat energy from warm water can take place faster than from cold water. The energy transfer in warm water is greater, but can be passed on faster, so that time plays a decisive role here. Warm water cools down faster, but the energy transfer is higher. This does not have cold water, it cools down more slowly, but it does not have to transfer as much energy either. Imagine that you should ride a bike a certain distance in a given time. Wouldn’t you sweat anymore if the time was shorter or the distance longer. When the water is the condensed water and the person has to muster the energy to fill the bucket. When is the bucket filled faster when you can leisurely drive the same distance in the same time or when you have to cover a lot of distance in a short time? It always depends on how much energy you have to spend. When the bucket is half full, you can consider driving a long distance slowly or a short distance quickly. It depends on how much energy is already in the bucket, with a half-filled bucket you can fill it in a short time as when it is empty. We hope that the analogy will help those who are interested, it is not easy to understand, but only understood, the solution to the puzzle is not that difficult.

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