What Does Boiling Point Mean?


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Arun Raj Profile
Arun Raj answered
The boiling point is the temperature at which liquid is transformed into vapour when heat is supplied. At the boiling point, there is no increase in the temperature but there definitely is the transformation in the "state" of the substance because of the heat supplied. The boiling point of a liquid varies according to the characteristics of the liquid and the amount of pressure applied. For example water at sea level boils at 100 degrees C. or 212 °F.

A liquid can also be transformed into gas or vapour at temperatures below the boiling point through evaporation. The change of state which happens at the boiling point is known as vaporization. At places of high altitudes like mountains, the boiling points are lower and thus food can take longer to be cooked. In such cases, the pressure cooker has to be utilised in order to increase the boiling point. Informally speaking, boiling point could also mean the peak of crisis, anger or outrage.
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Akshay Kalbag answered
Boiling point is defined as the temperature at which the vapour pressure of a liquid is equal to the atmospheric pressure. In other words, it is the minimum temperature at which a matter which is in the liquid state gets converted to a matter in the gaseous or vapour state.

The boiling point is usually expressed in terms of degrees Fahrenheit. A special fire hazard is required for some types of flammable materials, because they have low boiling points.

The boiling points of different substances are different because they differ according to the atmospheric pressure. Boiling point is also defined as the temperature which a substance boils. It is also the temperature at which the substance is converted into vapour. This is characterised by the bubbles that are formed at the top of the liquid. The boiling point of water is 212 degrees Fahrenheit, which is about 100 degrees Centigrade.
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Anonymous answered
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shanique myrie answered
Is the temperature at which liquid is transformed into vapour when heat is supplied.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Basically its when a liquid is heated up to a high enough temperature it then becomes a gas
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The start of really hot water.

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