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Boiling Temperature of Water

Figure from experiment 13 from Middle School Science with Vernier

Introduction

The physical properties of a pure substance can be used to identify the substance and distinguish it from other pure substances. Boiling temperature is one such physical property. This is the temperature at which a substance changes rapidly from its liquid state into a gas. Rapid formation of bubbles is evidence that the liquid is at its boiling temperature. In this experiment, you will study the boiling of water.

Objectives

In this experiment, you will

  • Observe the boiling of water.
  • Use a computer to measure temperature.
  • Analyze data.
  • Use your data and graph to make conclusions about boiling.
  • Determine the boiling temperature of water.
  • Apply the concepts studied in a new situation.

Sensors and Equipment

This experiment features the following Vernier sensors and equipment.

Option 1

Option 2

Additional Requirements

You may also need an interface and software for data collection. What do I need for data collection?

Standards Correlations

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Experiment 13 from Middle School Science with Vernier Lab Book

<em>Middle School Science with Vernier</em> book cover

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