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Phases of Matter and Intensive Properties

What is a melting point?

The melting point is the temperature at which a substance changes from the solid state to the liquid state. At this exact temperature, the two phases are in equilibrium, so fractions of the sample are constantly moving between the two phases of matter. In practice, it is pretty difficult to observe the exact melting point of a substance.



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