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How does the freezing point of a liquid compare with its melting point?

What you may not realize is that while water is freezing or melting, its temperature is not changing! So to sum this all up, when matter is transitioning from solid to liquid (melting) or liquid to solid (freezing), its temperature is fixed at the melting/freezing point, which is the same temperature.

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Also asked, will the melting point of pure water be the same as the freezing point?

At temperatures above 32°F (0°C), pure water ice melts and changes state from a solid to a liquid (water); 32°F (0°C) is the melting point. For most substances, the melting and freezing points are about the same temperature.

Also, are the melting point of the solid state and the freezing point of the liquid state of a substance different? Accepted Answer: The melting point of a substance is the temperature at which the substance changes from solid to liquid at atmospheric pressure. At the melting point, the solid and liquid phase exists in equilibrium. Hence the freezing point of liquid is same as the melting point of it's solid state.

are freezing point and melting point the same thing?

Freezing and melting are just different terms used to describe the transition between a material's solid and liquid states. Freezing usually means that energy is being removed from a material (liquid is changing to solid) and melting usually means that energy is being added to a material (solid is changing to liquid).

Why does water freeze?

Freezing happens when the molecules of a liquid get so cold that they slow down enough to hook onto each other, forming a solid crystal. For pure water, this happens at 32 degrees Fahrenheit, and unlike most other solids, ice expands and is actually less dense than water.

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