What Is the Highest Boiling Point?


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The element Tungsten has the highest melting and boiling points of any known substance, melting at 6,192 degrees Fahrenheit and boiling at 10,031 degrees Fahrenheit. For this reason, Tungsten is used in many applications that require dealing with very high temperatures.

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Tungsten on its own, while very heat resistant, is soft and ductile; for this reason, is it commonly made into alloys with other materials such as steel, giving it the high strength benefits of steel while retaining most of the heat resistance of Tungsten.

In comparison, Helium, which has the lowest melting and boiling points of any known substance, melts at minus 458 degrees Fahrenheit (or just 1 degree above absolute zero) and boils at minus 452 degrees Fahrenheit.

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