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[doubt] melting points

  1. Nov 22, 2011 #1
    I have 2 solids in a tube. If i start heating the recipient, will the temperature remain the same at the melting point temperature of the substance with the highest melting point?
     
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  3. Nov 22, 2011 #2

    Borek

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    Please elaborate, what you wrote looks cryptic to me.
     
  4. Nov 22, 2011 #3
    The lowest melting point substance will being to melt first and maintain the test tube at a constant temperature until its completely melted and then the same thing will happen with the highest melting point substance.
     
  5. Nov 23, 2011 #4

    Borek

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    Note that to observe constant temperature you need quite large amount of substance. To make things more complicated a lot depends on whether the second substance doesn't dissolve in the first one.
     
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