freezing point


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freezing point

the temperature below which a liquid turns into a solid. It is equal to the melting point

freezing point

[′frēz·iŋ ‚pȯint]
(physical chemistry)
The temperature at which a liquid and a solid may be in equilibrium. Abbreviated fp.
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Body is slowly submerged in a container of liquid nitrogen, a chemical element with a freezing point so low it boils at -196[degrees]C (-320[degrees]F).
The hot water will always freeze faster than the cold water if its freezing point is at least 5 degrees C higher," Brownridge said.
Why do glasses not form a precisely ordered cystalline material at some precisely defined freezing point, like so many other, more 'normal' substances?
Indeed, further evidence of the astonishing quirkiness that distinguishes water from virtually all other liquids has now surfaced in computer simulations of the behavior of water molecules cooled to temperatures well below water's normal freezing point.
Presiding over a meeting here, the DC said temperature of Astore is still below freezing point and directed the authorities to ensure smooth flow of electricity to consumers.
Balochistan also received rainfall as a result of which the temperature dropped below freezing point in Quetta and Skardu.
Summary: Ladakh (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], Jan 7 (ANI): With the mercury dropping by over 15 degrees Celsius below the freezing point, Jammu and Kashmir's Ladakh region has become the coldest recorded place in the state.
The cold winds will especially affect northern parts of Balochistan, taking temperatures below freezing point in Quetta and surrounding areas.
Today actual temperatures are set to remain above freezing point but, save for a four-hour period between noon and 4pm, the whole day is set to feel sub-zero - as low as -3C at 5am.
Large parts of Himachal Pradesh yesterday witnessed unseasonably cold conditions with the minimum temperature staying close to the freezing point owing to widespread snowfall and rainfall, weather officials said.