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Question about temperature

  1. Jan 18, 2015 #1
    Why does the temperature of boiling or melting water remain constant?
     
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  3. Jan 18, 2015 #2

    DrClaude

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    You mean during the phase transition? Because all additional energy furnished to the system goes to producing the phase transition. A substance requires energy to go from solid to liquid or from liquid to gas. Look up latent heat.
     
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