Commercial Uses of SSS
Date: April 2002
Are there commercial uses of supersaturated solutions? If
so, what are these?
Here is one for you: reusable heat packs.
(The URL is to a "ChemShorts for Kids" installation on the topic, by
Kathleen Carrado, published by the Chicago Section of the American Chemical
The supersaturated solution releases hear when crystals are finally induced
Richard E. Barrans Jr., Ph.D.
PG Research Foundation, Darien, Illinois
There are probably many, but two that come to mind immediately are:
1. Carbonated beverages, beer, and some sparkling wines
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