Eli5 Why is it that, if you put a peice of chocolate in the freezer it doesn’t really get that cold.

236 views

Eli5 Why is it that, if you put a peice of chocolate in the freezer it doesn’t really get that cold.

In: Chemistry

You can test it with a thermometer and you will find out it is the same temperature as everything else in the freezer if it is in there long enough.

How hot or cold something “feels” to your touch though has as much to do with how “thermally conductive” something is. If you want to test this out, put a piece of styrofoam and a piece of metal in a freezer and leave them in there for days. Measure the temperature, and then pick them up. The piece of metal will feel much colder even though it’s the same temperature because it is more thermally conductive, and the heat can flow out of your hands faster.