Problem: A root cellar is an underground chamber used to store fruits, vegetables, and even meats. In extreme cold, farmers put large vats of water into the root cellar to prevent the fruits and vegetables from freezing.Explain why this works.

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This can be explained using the cooling curve of water which shows the amount of heat absorbed or released during phase changes

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A root cellar is an underground chamber used to store fruits, vegetables, and even meats. In extreme cold, farmers put large vats of water into the root cellar to prevent the fruits and vegetables from freezing.

Explain why this works.