why does a frozen carbonated drink retain its carbonation upon regaining its liquid state?

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why does a frozen carbonated drink retain its carbonation upon regaining its liquid state?

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The gas doesn’t leave the system and gasses disolve better in liquid at cold temperature. Hence why the fizz crack on a hot soda sounds airier and the drink is flatter

Henry’s Law essentially states that the amount gas above the liquid is proportional to the amount of gas dissolved. When it returns to a liquid, there’s no where else for that gas to go. So even if the carbonation comes out of solution (undissolves) when the drink solidifies, it essentially HAS to go back into solution when the drink melts.