Answer to Question #18831 in Inorganic Chemistry for Ahmed Ali

Question #18831
What is it meant by boiling and melting for gases?
1
Expert's answer
2012-11-16T06:12:24-0500
What is it meant by boiling and melting for gases?

The boiling point is the temperature at which something changes states between gas and liquid - thus, whether or not something is a gas is irrelevant to the boiling point. The boiling point can also be referred to as the point of condensation - condensation is the point at which a gas becomes a liquid, boiling when a liquid becomes a gas.

The melting point is the temperature at which a substance changes states between liquid and solid - can also be known as the freezing point or point of solidification.

As an example, nitrogen is over 70% of our atmosphere, and is a gas at room temperature (usually around 20 degrees Celsius). However, its "boiling point" is -195 degrees Celsius. If you cool it all the way down to -195, it would condense - become a liquid. If you managed to cool it beyond that, to -215 degrees Celsius it would become a solid.

So, the "boiling" and "melting" points are simply the same as the point of condensation and freezing point.

Need a fast expert's response?

Submit order

and get a quick answer at the best price

for any assignment or question with DETAILED EXPLANATIONS!

Comments

No comments. Be the first!

Leave a comment

Ask Your question

LATEST TUTORIALS
New on Blog
APPROVED BY CLIENTS