Freezing Point Definition in Chemistry

Chemistry Glossary Definition of Freezing Point

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Freezing Point Definition

The freezing point is the temperature at which a liquid changes to a solid. The freezing point of a substance is not necessarily the same as its melting point.

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Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. "Freezing Point Definition in Chemistry." ThoughtCo, May. 5, 2018, thoughtco.com/definition-of-freezing-point-604470. Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. (2018, May 5). Freezing Point Definition in Chemistry. Retrieved from https://www.thoughtco.com/definition-of-freezing-point-604470 Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. "Freezing Point Definition in Chemistry." ThoughtCo. https://www.thoughtco.com/definition-of-freezing-point-604470 (accessed May 24, 2018).