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Question by Brad
Submitted on 1/17/2004
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What is the freezing point of unleaded gasoline?

Answer by yonthejuggler
Submitted on 1/27/2004
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Really cold.

Based on some of the information I remember when I worked briefly as a lab tech for a petroleum test lab . . .

Fuels like gasoline are really a cocktail of hydrocarbons. Thicker, oil-like stuff at room temperature with some thinner ones, and also aromatics that are gaseous at room temperature. So by freezing, you mean, when does it turn solid? The heavier hydrocarbons will start to solidify sooner than the aromatics.

The flash point of gasoline is about -97F, meaning that it will still burn at 97 degrees below zero. Most labs won't even have the ability to chill a sample down that far to find out! Even the -97F mark is going to vary, based on the additives in the sample.

Of course, if there is any water mixed in with the fuel, it can still freeze at around 32F, but that may depend on if there are any alcohols mixed with the sample. Methyl alcohol is a common additive you can buy to help keep water in your gas tank from freezing at low temperatures.

The thicker, heavier hydrocarbons, like paraffin will become solid at atmospheric temperatures. Some of the aromatics won't turn solid until -200F to -300F. Not something you'll see outside of a lab.

For more information, the American Society for Tests and Measurements (ASTM) has written a whole bunch of methods for testing, well . . . everything really, but list some methods that may be relevant: Methods D1015, and D1016 talk about freezing points of refined hydrocarbons. For $12 each, you can buy the method from ASTM.

Diesel and Jet Fuel are a different story.


Answer by JOSE
Submitted on 1/30/2004
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Answer by geokaz
Submitted on 2/17/2004
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Germany, Japan, and Italy were the AXIS powers. England, USA, and the Soviet Union were the Allied Powers. These were the main protaganists. However, the question asks who was involved. That would include every country invaded by the AXIS, in Europe, Asia, and Africa.


Answer by Kick
Submitted on 2/18/2004
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Do you want the name of every person or just the countries: If it is the countries involved I suggest you consider such countries as Canada, who were not invaded or attacked but defended freedom any way.


Answer by nat
Submitted on 2/24/2004
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YEAH! I'm Canadian and we get or "hard efforts" drilled to our heads at school. *shudder*. but we did try very hard, mostly because we knew that if we didn't stop the nazies in Europe, we were gonna have a VERY LARGE problem on our hands.

the best thing to look at, are obviously- the holocaust, and hiroshima and nagasaki.


Answer by Jamez
Submitted on 6/19/2004
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Well technically no, the third reich would have consisted of (roughly don't hold me to this)
France belgium netherlands poland denmark Austria East prussia the baltic states,Yugoslavia, Russia up untill the Urals and Britain.
While Italy would have been:
Sicily Eygpt Somailialand (somalia)and most of north africa.


Answer by Calvin
Submitted on 7/16/2004
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The axis powers affected North America just as much. Asides from Japan launching attacks on the western coast, the scientists who later started the USA's rocket and nuclear program were all from refugees Europe like Einstein. If Germany had won, it would have discovered rocketry and nuclear power long before America. This is why America had just as much to lose in the war as the Europeans


Answer by Mo_jo_Jo_jo
Submitted on 10/19/2004
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What is the freezing point of Diesel and unleaded gasoline?


Answer by t-real
Submitted on 11/7/2004
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im guessing the frezz point of gas is extremely cold,            its about -99F%


Answer by john
Submitted on 1/8/2005
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Ok lets make this Canada was involved in world war II extensively and was attacked,  in the east inside the St Lawrence Seaway by German Submarines, and in the west coast a lighthouse in the Courtney/Comox area was bombarded by a naval deck gun from a Japanese submarine.


Answer by GodfatherElite
Submitted on 11/30/2005
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Read a Book, you are an idiot


Answer by Guy
Submitted on 12/16/2005
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Hitler couldn't have won the war, because after every country he took he would need to leave troops behind.  Thus he would have less and less resources. If America never got involved, they would have a huge ready to go army versus the German war machine which would be exhausted.  Also if America never got involved the Russians might have still stood a chance.  Once they won all of Europe would be communist.


Answer by tommyfunny22
Submitted on 3/19/2006
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according to a movie i saw i would say.............. that the freezing point of most common gasoline is around


Answer by J.D.O
Submitted on 5/23/2006
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Don't forget the ANZACS (Australia and New Zealand).  They had to vend off Japan until the Americans came in.  When people say Britain was on the allied side I think they mean the British Empire.  We also have to remember that the Jews were targeted by Nazi Germany.  As a round up, almost everyone in the world (expect probably South America) was affected by this war and so my answer is every continent bar South America was involved.


Answer by kwisten
Submitted on 5/31/2006
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Answer by cameron
Submitted on 6/8/2006
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can u freeze gasoline and then set it on fire?


Answer by Kevin
Submitted on 6/14/2006
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I am sick of everyone neglecting to mention Canada being in WWI & WWII, we did just as much as the U.S. and Great Britain. In fact in Ypres where the Germans attacked with chlorine gas which burns the lungs when inhaled, the Canadians were the only ones to hold their post, wile British and American troops retreated.


Answer by Sweet Dude
Submitted on 11/20/2006
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Actually, more involved in the nuclear effort was Arthur Holly Compton, from Ohio.


Answer by The One
Submitted on 11/28/2006
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Who framed Roger Rabbit?


Answer by Matt
Submitted on 11/29/2006
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Don't forget Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa. They weren't attacked but fought as well.


Answer by yo
Submitted on 12/18/2006
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Answer by Kidd Kasper
Submitted on 1/13/2007
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Calvin, you might want to research what you posted a bit further. The US tried to stay neutral in WW2. But, when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor, congress delcared war on Japan. All the while we were aiding the Allied Powers. After declaring war on Japan, Germany and Italy declared war on the US. During WW2 everyone was trying to build a better rocket. Many did come to the US from Germany, most notably Albert Einstein. However, Germany was able to develop superior technology including rockets, namely the V2. German engineering is still superior to this day. However, with help from scientists including Einstein, the US won in the atomic race and got the A bomb first. Also, it is worth mentioning that the United States is the only country to use an atomic weapon against another country.


Answer by Onbekend
Submitted on 1/31/2007
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They did discovered rocketry before America did, most of American and Russian space programs were developed on the base of German rocket science.


Submitted on 2/5/2007
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The freezing point of unleaded gasoline is at 564 degrees celcius.

Stupid Dude
13 years old


Answer by Bobbers
Submitted on 2/6/2007
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I like girls too


Answer by Bones
Submitted on 2/15/2007
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Ummm Germany did have rockets before oh lets say anybody. Warner Von Braun, a german rocket scientist made the V-2 rocket which was used in ww2 to bomb england at the end of the war. The Nazis were also the first to have jet planes which were also used at the end of the war. Warner Von Braun is the reason we beat the russians to the moon. And also the Nazis were working on Nuclear weapons. Interesting fact- The Nazis were the first to know that smoking caused cancer. So although they were bad The Nazis technology built the world today. To answer the question of how many countries were involved in ww2- at the end of the war all but 15 countries were involved. Hence the name World War!!!!


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