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.
In this experiment, you will
Observe the boiling of water.
Use a computer to measure temperature.
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.