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How do I make a stalagmite grow fast in cold weather?

Postby Doorbell » Thu Dec 13, 2007 9:18 pm

I'm really having trouble starting my experiment. :? The sodium carbonate is dripping too fast so I need it to dry, but it is cold so it can't dry that fast.

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Postby ChrisG » Thu Dec 13, 2007 9:28 pm

Hi Doorbell,
Can you describe the experimental setup in greater detail? It is hard to know how to fix the problem without having a very thorough description of your objectives and the details of your procedure.
Looking forward to hearing more,

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Postby MelissaB » Fri Dec 14, 2007 8:56 am

Can you make whatever hole the sodium carbonate solution is dripping through smaller so the drips come less frequently? Like Chris said, if you explain this to us in more detail we will be better able to solve the problem.

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Postby Willz » Fri Dec 14, 2007 10:34 pm

As the previous 2 experts have said, it would be quite beneficial to us if you explain your experiment more thoroughly. It seems like your question is asking how to make stalagmites grow fast in cold weather, so I am a bit puzzled as to why you would not want the sodium carbonate to drip faster. You might consider drying the sodium carbonate by producing a strong air current to help cool and dry it off.

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