Melting point

Marc Tesconi, Samuel H Yalkowsky

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The melting point of a compound is the temperature at which the solid and liquid phases are in equilibrium at one atmosphere; pressure is specified because the melting process involves a change in volume and is therefore pressure dependent. Since the melting point can be determined easily experimentally, it is the most commonly reported physical property for organic compounds. However, in the absence of a rigorous theory of fusion, it is one of the most difficult to predict.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHandbook of Property Estimation Methods for Chemicals
Subtitle of host publicationEnvironmental Health Sciences
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages25
ISBN (Electronic)9781420026283
ISBN (Print)9781566704564
StatePublished - Jan 1 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • General Environmental Science


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