A liquid is supercooled when it is in a liquid state below its melting point, so when it's supposed to be a solid. When a supercooled liquid goes from the liquid phase to the solid phase, this is ussualy done by a very rapid crystallization. See video 3 below for a rapid crystallization of a supercooled liquid.
Video - Supercooled sodium thiosulfite crystallization.
- Title: Video - Supercooled sodium thiosulfite crystallization.
- Source: Paul's Lab (NL)
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- Magnification: 20x
- Speed: 1x
- Description: Images of growing sodium thiosulfite crystals. The sodium thiosulfite has been turned into a supercooled liquid state; it is a liquid beneath its melting point. By introducing a small crystal of it, it will instantaneously crystalize.
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