How to Calculate Boiling Point


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Which of the following is not a factor affecting the boiling point of water?

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1. El Paso, TX has an altitude of 3762' above sea level. A high pressure system has settled in, so the local pressure is reading 30.55 inches Hg. What is the approximate boiling point of water in degrees F?

2. A pressure cooker is being used in a location where the air pressure outside the cooker is 12 PSI. If the cooker can double the outside air pressure, what will be the boiling point of the water inside the cooker?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet gauge your understanding of how to calculate the boiling point. You will be quizzed on terms like PSI and critical point.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These tools will check your knowledge of:

  • When the boiling of water reaches a critical point
  • What affects the boiling point
  • Ways to calculate the boiling point

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related chemistry lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the boiling point of water and interpret it correctly
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve boiling point practice problems using the correct equations

Additional Learning

Take a look at the lesson called How to Calculate Boiling Point to educate yourself further on this topic. This lesson will help you:

  • Discover the importance of the three-minute egg timer
  • Define boiling point
  • Examine how boiling occurs
  • Look at several examples using relevant equations