Chemistry: The Molecular Science (5th Edition)

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1285199049
ISBN 13: 978-1-28519-904-7

Chapter 9 - Liquids, Solids, and Materials - Questions for Review and Thought - Topical Questions - Page 421b: 42


To prevent sublimation.

Work Step by Step

In the freezer, the temperature is so low that the hail will not be able to melt. However, the hail stone can sublime, going straight into vapor form. Through sealing the hail stone in a tightly sealed bag, the hail stone will eventually reach an equilibrium vapor pressure and stop subliming.
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