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Melting 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



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