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effect of pressure on melting point of a substance
« on: January 18, 2014, 01:20:38 PM »
what is the effect of pressure on melting point of a substance?

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Re: effect of pressure on melting point of a substance
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2014, 01:54:46 PM »
Why don't you tell us what you think it is.
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Re: effect of pressure on melting point of a substance
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2014, 08:37:23 PM »
My guess is that increasing pressure should increase the melting point of a substance, but not by much, since solids are not very compressible.

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Re: effect of pressure on melting point of a substance
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2014, 03:09:46 AM »
It is not about solid compressibility, it is about volume change between solid and liquid phase.
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