The Effectiveness of Salts in Melting Ice

This research compared the effectiveness of four different ice-melting salts. Halite is the salt most commonly used to melt ice. Halite was tested against three other salts; Calcium Chloride, Potassium Chloride, and Potassium Acetate to see which would melt ice in the least amount of time. Using an equal mass of each salt, the amount of time needed to melt a thin layer of ice was measured. Results of this experiment showed that Potassium Acetate is the most effective ice-melting salt. Calcium Chloride is the second most effective followed by Halite and finally Potassium Chloride.

Research Done By:

Russell Gajos

Nghiem Nguyen