Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Central Illinois
Forget that standard of 32F/0C. It only applies to pure water, not wax or even to typical tap water.
Impurities in tap water will drop that value, which is the principle they use when spreading salt on the roads. Salt means a higher mineral concentration and thus a lower melt point for water. "Typical" seawater freezes at 0F. Typical in this case is the typical salinity along the southern coast of England when the temperature scales were first being developed in that area. It is not a bad approximation to use when you are evaluating salt water freezing but it can be off in either direction by a few degrees in the real world.
Every wax has its own melt and freeze point. Unless we know exactly which wax is in question, there is no way we can ever expect to know its freezing point.
Just stating the more scientific position of melt/freeze points for various compounds including water. I do not have a horse in this race.
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