Boiling point elevation is not dependent on the type of solute (dissolved particles), but rather on their number (concentration). Suspended particles ���dilute��� the solvent, causing a drop in the solvent���s vapor pressure. Since liquids boil when their vapor pressure is equal to atmospheric pressure, diluted solvents need a higher temperature to reach that point.
Correspondingly, diluted solvents also have decreased freezing points. This colligative property is successfully utilized in the winter, when adding antifreeze to a car���s cooling system prevents freezing of the system despite temperatures below water���s normal freezing point.Learn more about Chemistry