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What is the purpose of determining boiling point and melting point?


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April 07, 2015 6:03PM

Boiling point- the temperature and pressure at which a liquid and a gas are in equilibrium.

But also, it is very useful in determining the purity of a substance. If the melting point is known of the pure substance, than you can measure the melting point of what you've got and see if it matches. If the melting (or boiling) point is the same, than that is a good indication that the compound you have is what you think it is, and it is pure. If they are different from each other, that indicates that your compound is not pure.