In most pure substances, melting occurs at a specific temperature called the what?

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Mar 30, 2017

Answer:

Melting point

Explanation:

Pure substances have a certain temperature at which they become liquid (they melt). This point is called the melting point.

At this temperature, the energy of the molecules have reached a certain temperature at which the bonds between the molecules are weakened. This results in the observation that the substance becomes liquid! The molecules are more moving instead of sitting at a certain position.

When cooling down again, the energy of the molecules decrease again and the motion of the molecules will decrease resulting in a solid compound (like ice!)