What is boiling?

  • (noun): The application of heat to change something from a liquid to a gas.
    See also — Additional definitions below


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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Some articles on boiling:

Celsius - History - Common Temperatures
... Fahrenheit Absolute 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 ... 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 ...
Milk Watcher - How It Works
... 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 ...
Azeotrope (data)
... only 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 ...
Boiling in Cooking - Effect of Altitude
... Altitude affects the boiling point of water ... Also see Atmospheric pressure boiling point ...

More definitions of "boiling":

  • (adv): Extremely.
    Example: "Boiling mad"

Famous quotes containing the word boiling:

    ‘Twas like a Maelstrom, with a notch,
    That nearer, every Day,
    Kept narrowing its boiling Wheel
    Emily Dickinson (1830–1886)

    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 country’s 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 (1817–1862)

    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 (1865–1939)