Melting Point Definition

Chemistry Glossary Definition of Melting Point

Melting icicles
At the melting point of water, both water and ice can exist. Pixabay

Melting Point Definition:

​The temperature at which a solid and liquid phase may coexist in equilibrium. The term applies to pure liquids and solutions.

Also Known As:

Freezing Point

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