# Boiling point on top of mount everest

by physstudent1
Tags: boiling, everest, mount, point
 P: 151 In thermochemistry you need to talk about $$\Delta_{vap} H$$, "Enthalpy of Vaporization" instead of boiling point. So once you know the pressure you can use the laws of thermodynamics to calculate how much heat (q) needs to be added to make the water boil. It will be less than 373 K because that is the temperature needed to boil at sea level. Also, read this quote from the Wikipedia link: "The boiling point corresponds to the temperature at which the vapor pressure of the liquid equals the surrounding environmental pressure."