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Boiling point vs. freezing point

  1. Jun 27, 2003 #1
    this is going to sound like an odd question, but which element has its boiling point and its freezing point closest together? by which i mean, which transitions through the phases the fastest?
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  3. Jun 28, 2003 #2


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    Perhaps a more complex question than yopu realise. For example; water has a state known as "http://www.unidata.ucar.edu/staff/blynds/3pt.html [Broken]", in which all three phases are present in the same environment and at the same temperature.
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  4. Jun 29, 2003 #3
    Same pressure and temperature.

    And what about those short lived radioactive elements? We will never know about those either,or at least for a good while.
  5. Jun 30, 2003 #4

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    How about rephrasing the question to "At atmospheric pressure...What element has the closest phase change?"
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