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How Does Salt Melt Ice?
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The reason salt is used to clear up snow and ice isn't due to melting, but freezing point depression. 00:37
The chloride leftover from winter salt can have potentially negative affects on the environment. 01:29
Here's a few alternatives to salt and sand that can help dissolve ice: 02:11
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