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Lesson overview:What are melting points and boiling points?

  • Describe what is meant by melting point and boiling point
  • Describe how it is possible to measure the melting point and boiling point of a substance
  • Suggest which state of matter a substance will be in given its temperature
  • Describe what is meant by melting point and boiling point
  • Describe how it is possible to measure the melting point and boiling point of a substance
  • Suggest which state of matter a substance will be in given its temperature

In this lesson, we will learn about how scientists measure temperature, two major 'fixed points' of a substance (melting and boiling point) and how we can determine the state of matter of a substance at a particular temperature when given these fixed points.