Phase Diagram for Water - The melting curve slopes to the...

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Phase Diagram for Water The frozen state of water (ice) is actually less dense than the liquid state, thus, the liquid state is more compact than the solid state o Increasing pressure, which will favor compactness of the molecules, will thus favor the liquid state Increasing pressure will thus lower the temperature at which the solid will melt
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Unformatted text preview: The melting curve slopes to the left, unlike most compounds At 100 C the vapor pressure of water is 760 torr or 1 atm, thus at this temperature water will boil if it is at 1 atm of pressure At pressures below 4.58 torr, water will be present as either a gas or solid, there can be no liquid phase...
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This note was uploaded on 11/22/2011 for the course CHEMISTRY CHM1025 taught by Professor Laurachoudry during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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