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

1 Answer
Apr 3, 2017

A characteristic temperature.........


And if given an unknown organic compound, still to best way to identify it is to perform a few tests to get an idea of what it is, make a few crystalline derivatives of the material, and then compare the melting points of the derivatives to the literature. The preparation of 2 derivatives of known melting point conclusively gives the identity of the unknown.