The problem is simple, I suppose...
I have a beverage at room temperature (let's say 23°C) in an aluminum can (it's a Barq's root beer.) I want to put it in a freezer (let's say it's at -17°C). How long do I have to wait for it to reach a chilled temperature (let's say 8°C).
I need to know for a couple reasons. One, I don't want the can to explode. Two, I don't want it to get too cold for my teeth (perhaps I shouldn't be drinking pop? :-) ) Three, I want don't my coworkers to steal my nice, cold beverage on the first hot day of the year.
If I could find the right equations, I would just plug in the numbers, but I can't seem to find the right ones.