The Boiling Point Of Water

1958 WordsDec 14, 20158 Pages
For centuries, it has been a known fact that water has boiled at a temperature of a hundred degrees Celsius and freezed at a temperature of zero degrees Celsius. But as taught in chemistry class, it was proven that the boiling point of water changes with higher altitude. This is because the normal atmospheric pressure is 1, but if that were to change with higher altitude; it would result in the higher the altitude the lower the boiling point. In result to this information about the boiling point, this should allow it to be possible for the freezing point to change with different atmospheric pressure or other independent variables to adjust the occurrence at which it would freeze, just as the boiling point changes with higher altitude. Before understanding anything about the process of lowering the freezing point, it is important to know what freezing means. Freezing is acquired through a phase change of changing a liquid into a solid by slowing down water molecules. Freezing occurs when a certain temperature turns a liquid into a solid, which is commonly known as thirty-two degrees Fahrenheit. But understanding altitude and vapor pressure helps to learn more about its relationship with water, and when the phase change will occur. Altitude and water have a direct relation to freezing and boiling points. It is already known that in higher altitudes, the water will boil at a lower temperature. This occurs because the relation between boiling of water is: as temperature
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