Can oil keep ice from melting faster?



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    In general, no, but potentially. Ice could be placed in a bath of very cold oil (that didn’t freeze at 0 degrees centigrade), which would slow the melting of the ice. Pouring room-temperature oil on ice would only melt it more quickly, as oil has a higher heat capacity than air, and would “draw” the cold out of the ice faster.

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