Boiling is the rapid vaporization of a liquid, which occurs when a liquid is heated to its boiling point, the temperature at which the vapor pressure of the liquid is equal to the pressure exerted on the liquid by the surrounding environmental pressure.
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... water is liquid water under pressure at temperatures between the usual boiling point, 100 °C (212 °F) and the critical temperature, 374 °C (705 °F) ... because of overpressure that raises the boiling point, or by heating it in a sealed vessel with a headspace, where the liquid water is in equilibrium with vapour at the ... at atmospheric pressure above its normal boiling point, which has not boiled due to a lack of nucleation sites (sometimes experienced by heating liquids in a microwave) ...
... Altitude affects the boiling point of water ... Also see Atmospheric pressure boiling point ...
... Normally, boiling water does not boil over ... When fats, starches, and some other substances are present in boiling water, for example by adding milk or pasta, boiling over can occur ... A film forms on the surface of the boiling liquid for example, cream can boil over as milk fat separates from the milk ...
... one fraction is given, it is the fraction of the second component), boiling point (b.p.) of components, boiling point of mixture, and specific gravity of mixture ... Boiling points are at 760 mm Hg unless otherwise stated ...
... zero (precisely, by definition) 0 K −273.15 °C −459.67 °F Boiling point of liquid nitrogen 77.4 K −195.8 °C −320.3 °F Sublimation point of dry ice ... K 37.0 °C 98.6 °F Water's boiling point at 1 atm (101.325 kPa) (approximate see Boiling point) 373.1339 K 99.9839 °C 211.971 °F ...
Famous quotes containing the word boiling:
“That devilish Iron Horse, whose ear-rending neigh is heard throughout the town, has muddied the Boiling Spring with his foot, and he it is that has browsed off all the woods on Walden shore, that Trojan horse, with a thousand men in his belly, introduced by mercenary Greeks! Where is the countrys champion, the Moore of Moore Hall, to meet him at the Deep Cut and thrust an avenging lance between the ribs of the bloated pest?”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)
“Unmeasured power, incredible passion, enormous craft: no thought
apparent but burns darkly
Smothered with its own smoke in the human brain-vault: no thought
outside; a certain measure in phenomena:
The fountains of the boiling stars, the flowers on the foreland, the
ever-returning roses of dawn.”
—Robinson Jeffers (18871962)
“O but we talked at large before
The sixteen men were shot,
But who can talk of give and take,
What should be and what not
While those dead men are loitering there
To stir the boiling pot?”
—William Butler Yeats (18651939)