Post a New Question


posted by .

Antifreeze (commonly ethylene glycol or propylene glycol) is usually mixed with water in the radiator of a car. What is its function and how does it work?

  • Chemistry -

    The ethylene glycol does two things. It depresses the freezing point of water to levels well below zero C and it raises the boiling point (along with the pressure allowed to build in the hot engine). These two serve as an antifreeze agent and operating at a higher temperature of the engine is higher efficiency.

Respond to this Question

First Name
School Subject
Your Answer

Similar Questions

More Related Questions

Post a New Question