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# When adding a spoonful of salt to water that is already boiling slowly it suddenly produces a lot of bubbles while the water is cooled and the boiling point raised how is this possible?

Updated: 4/28/2022

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The presence of a non volatile solute in the solution decreases the vapour pressure of the solvent.So, when a spoonful of salt is added to boiling water,

the temperature at which the water in the solution state boils is increased.

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