What would be the best hypothesis for my project? which freezes faster than water?

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jerichorayel | College Teacher | (Level 2) Senior Educator

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Hypothesis is an educated explanation of the observation of any particular phenomenon or event. This can be tested through further study, test or experimentation. For the hypothesis to be effective, it should be clear, simple and testable with apparent experiments. 

Next thing to do is to identify the purpose and scope of the problem. Freezing point is a temperature where a particular liquid will solidify under specific pressure. In this, we should know the freezing point of water (that is 0 degrees Celsius or 32 degrees Fahrenheit). 

So you can state your hypothesis based on the freezing point of a particular substance in comparison with the freezing point of water.  

If a substance solidifies at any temperature above 0 degrees Celsius, then the substance will freeze faster than water. 

There is always a need for the hypothesis to be tested. 

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CaitlynnReeves | Student, Grade 12 | (Level 1) Salutatorian

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In general a good starting template for a hypothesis is an "If...then..." statement. For instance: "If a substance freezes faster than (amount of time taken to freeze a determined amount of water) then it freezes faster than water." When you write up your project you will want to make sure the times and amounts of the liquids agree. For instance if you record the time it takes water to freeze in minutes, be sure to record the other times in minutes as well. If you freeze 500mL of water, freeze 500mL of all the other substances too.

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