Melting point

Definition of Melting point

(Chem.) the degree of temperature at which a solid substance melts or fuses; as, the melting point of ice is 0° Centigrade or 32° Fahr., that of urea is 132° Centigrade. Pressure affects the melting point somewhat, and if not specified the melting point is usually taken to be at atmospheric pressure.

See also: Melting

Related Words

freezing point, temperature
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