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New Explanation for the Mpemba effect

Version 1 : Received: 16 January 2019 / Approved: 16 January 2019 / Online: 16 January 2019 (13:01:55 CET)
Version 2 : Received: 20 December 2019 / Approved: 20 December 2019 / Online: 20 December 2019 (11:02:33 CET)
Version 3 : Received: 28 February 2020 / Approved: 28 February 2020 / Online: 28 February 2020 (13:32:36 CET)

A peer-reviewed article of this Preprint also exists.

Tyrovolas, I.J. New Explanation for the Mpemba Effect. Proceedings 2020, 46, 2. Tyrovolas, I.J. New Explanation for the Mpemba Effect. Proceedings 2020, 46, 2.


The purpose of this study is to check out the involvement of entropy in Mpemba effect. Provided that preheating of the water the cooling duration is reduced, we theoretically show that water gains more entropy when warmed and re-cooled to the original temperature.


entropy; hydrogen bond network; specific heat


Chemistry and Materials Science, Physical Chemistry

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Comment 1
Received: 20 December 2019
Commenter: Ilias Tyrovolas
Commenter's Conflict of Interests: Author
Comment: Materials and methods section is excluded.References is enhanced.Text is slightly improved.Abstract is reduced.
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