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Freezing a flower in liquid nitrogen

Freezing a flower in liquid nitrogen

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You will need:

NOTHING. Do not try this at home unless you have formal training. You are also unlikely to have liquid nitrogen at home, or in your school.

Freezing a flower in liquid nitrogen - materials needed
1 Freezing a flower in liquid nitrogen - pouring liquid nitrogen on the flowers

Read the explanation below after watching the short video on liquid nitrogen freezing a flower.

Why Does This Happen

Liquid nitrogen has a temperature of -196 degrees Celsius. It is so cold that it freezes the water inside the plant cells quite easily. When it has warmed up, the flower becomes quite slimy as the cells have broken apart (lysed). The flower has also lost its structure.

Try lettuce or a banana too!

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