Watching Dry Ice Turn Into Gas Up Close Is Always Neat

Watching dry ice sublimate (turn into gas instead of liquid) still manages to make me feel like a kid again. The kind of kid who is unsure of the difference between science and magic. Okay, not quite ... I’m old now and it’s impossible to ever look at things so innocently anymore. But when I see the carbon dioxide gas immediately escape the frozen dry ice, I can’t help but be entranced. Especially when it’s shot up close like this.


I wish I could see the world like a kid again, but I guess I’ll just have to settle for watching dry ice.

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*pushes up glasses* Actually, you aren’t seeing the co2 gas you are seeing water vapor that has condensed out of the atmosphere. CO2 is invisible. The vapor moves away and stays low because it is cold and dense.