pressure melting point

pressure melting point
  under a glacier, the pressure brought to bear by the mass of ice above can lower the freezing/meting point of water.

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  • Melting-point depression — This article deals with melting/freezing point depression due to very small particle size. For depression due to the mixture of another compound, see freezing point depression. Melting point depression is a term referring to the phenomenon of… …   Wikipedia

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  • melting point — noun The temperature at which the solid and liquid phases of a substance are in equilibrium; it is relatively insensitive to changes in pressure See Also: boiling point, freezing point, triple point …   Wiktionary

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  • List of elements by melting point — This is a list of the chemical elements, sorted by melting point measured at normal pressure.Table The melting points of these elements are not yet known *rutherfordium *dubnium *seaborgium *bohrium *hassium *meitnerium *darmstadtium *roentgenium …   Wikipedia

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