An Elementary Treatise on Heat

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Clarendon Press, 1866 - Heat - 392 pages

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Page 82 - ... thermometer, this will very often be sufficient to produce solidification, if not drop in a small crystal. The mass solidifies at once and the temperature rises very considerably. 112. Laws of Fusion. We may thus sum up our results with the following laws of fusion. (1) A substance begins to melt at a temperature, which is constant for the same substance, if the pressure be constant, and is called the melting-point.

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