why do hot and cold water sound different when they’re being poured?


I was making tea and thought “yes, you can tell right away by the sound if you’re pouring hot water vs cold.”

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During the pour you briefly increase the surface area considerably. Hot water will use this opportunity to rapidly evaporate, mixing a lot of gas in with the liquid, breaking up the stream and changing the whole dynamics of the pour.

Cold water doesn’t do this, and just falls under gravity.

Anonymous 0 Comments

And how do the increased surface area and addition of gas make water sound different? (Maybe it’s explained by the YouTube video linked below? I’ll watch that ASAP.)

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