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What is the common name for solidified carbon dioxide?

Dry ice What is the common name for solidified carbon dioxide?
The answer is: Dry ice

Dry ice is commonly used as a versatile cooling agent.
In 1835 the French chemist Charles Thilorier published the first account of dry ice. Upon opening the lid of a large cylinder containing liquid carbon dioxide, he noted much of the carbon dioxide rapidly evaporated leaving solid dry ice in the container. Throughout the next 60 years, dry ice was observed and tested by scientists.
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