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Q & A: water that can't boil

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Most recent answer: 10/22/2007
Q:
Can you boil de ionized water? Is there a water that will not boil?
- Anonymous
A:

Sure, de-ionized water is just water, somewhat purer than tap water.
Pure water won’t boil if it’s held at very high pressure. As it heats up, the highly pressurized water just gets less and less dense, without ever boiling or going through any other sort of abrupt change of phase.
Mike W.


(published on 10/22/2007)

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