The presence of impurities in a substance results in a lower melting point due to a process called melting point depression. Melting point depression is the reason why adding salt to frozen streets helps to melt the ice. More »

Graphite has no melting point, and instead turns into gas at 6254 degrees Fahrenheit through the process of sublimation. Graphite is entirely made up of the element carbon. More »

To calculate molar mass by freezing point depression, determine the change in freezing point temperature using the freezing point depression constant, and then evaluate molatility. Once molatility is obtained, use it to ... More » Science Chemistry States of Matter

Three factors that affect the rate at which ice melts are temperature, pressure, and the presence of impurities. Objects melt when they have reached an appropriate temperature and pressure where they can transition from ... More »

Platinum has a melting point of 1772 degrees Celsius, or 3221.6 degrees Fahrenheit. It has a boiling point of 3827 degrees Celsius, or 6920.6 degrees Fahrenheit. More » Science Chemistry States of Matter

The melting point of t-Butyl alcohol is 25.3 degrees Celsius (77.54 degrees Fahrenheit). The boiling point is 82.2 degrees Celsius (179.96 degrees Fahrenheit). The compound is also called tert-Butyl alcohol or tert-Butan... More » Science Chemistry States of Matter

Sugar does not have a fixed melting point. Instead, as sugar increases in temperature, its molecules began to decompose. While heating sugar does produce a more fluid product known as caramel, it does not retain its chem... More »