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post #9 of (permalink) Old 21st September 2007
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It wouldn't work so well, is the short answer.

What makes water such an effective coolant is the fact that it has a very good heat conductivity ratio (i.e. it absorbs/transfers heat very easily), plus it has a high Specific Heat Capacity (i.e. it takes a lot of energy - heat to raise the temperature of the water by just one degree).

Antifreeze just doesn't have the same properties - what it does do (in solution) is enhance what pure water is capable of (outside the normal temperature range of liquid water).

Sorry for the long-winded answer.


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