Encyclopedia > Freezing point

  Article Content

Melting point

Redirected from Freezing point

The melting point of a solid is the temperature at which it changes state from solid to liquid. When considered as the temperature of the reverse change, the temperature is referred to as the freezing point. For example, the melting point of mercury (element) is 234.32 Kelvin (-37.89 F)

Unlike the boiling point, the melting point is relatively insensitive to pressure.

See also: phases of matter, triple point



All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

 
  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
 
 
  
  Featured Article
Function domain

... the function: f: x → 1/x has no valid value for f(0). It is thus not a function on the set R of real numbers; R can't be its domain. It is usually either ...