Why does hot water freeze faster than cold water?

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University of Leicester student selected as finalist from among 22,000 entries A University of Leicester student is a finalist in a worldwide competition to find the best answer to the question: Why does hot water freeze faster than cold water? The competition was set in June 2012 by the Royal Society of Chemistry  which sought an answer to this question. The idea was to allow the public to submit an answer within four weeks of issuing a call for explanations, regardless of format or scie...

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