Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

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

Chapter 17 - Think and Explain: 77

Answer

The high pressure inside the submarine's sealed nuclear reactor raises the boiling point for water. The water doesn’t boil, even though its temperature is greater than $100^{\circ}C$. 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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