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Which elements/compounds can be liquid on Venus?

  1. Nov 8, 2011 #1
    I understand that, given Earth's distance from the Sun and it's atmospheric pressure, it is possible for liquid water to flow and to rain down on Earth's surface. I also understand that, given Titan's distance from the Sun and it's atmospheric pressure, it is possible for liquid methane to flow and to rain down on Titan's surface. My question is:

    Given Venus's distance from the Sun and it's atmospheric pressure, which element(s)/compound(s) COULD (hypothetically) exist as a liquid and flow and rain down on Venus's surface?
     
    Last edited: Nov 8, 2011
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  3. Nov 8, 2011 #2

    Drakkith

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    You mean which compounds could exist as BOTH a liquid and a gas? Without evaporation there can be no rain.
     
  4. Nov 9, 2011 #3
    Any element or compound with a melting point less than 460° C and a boiling point greater than 460° C.
     
  5. Nov 10, 2011 #4
    Drakkith-
    quite right

    Dr_Morbius-
    ...and which elements/compounds might those be?
     
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