High-temperature Freezing

Most recent answer: 05/07/2018

Is there anything that freezes at higher temps than water? If there is then what is it? And what tempeople does it freeze at?
- Hugh Briggs (age 37)
Edinburgh, Scotland

Sure, freezing means going from a liquid state to a solid state. Think of all sorts of things that are solid at room temperature. That means that if they were liquid at high temperature, they would freeze at higher than room temperature. Here's a few examples:

Material     freezing temperature (°C)

oleic acid   14  (freezes between room temperature and the freezing point of water)
​gallium       30  (freezes above room temperature)
tin              232
lead           327
​copper      1084

Mike W.


(published on 05/07/2018)