Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 17 - Think and Explain: 68

Answer

The very high pressure at the level of the ocean floor raises the boiling point for water to above $280^{\circ}C$. The water doesn’t boil, even though its temperature is much greater than the usual $100^{\circ}C$. This is the same principle behind a pressure cooker raising the boiling point of water.

Work Step by Step

This is discussed on page 326.
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