## Chemistry (12th Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall

# Chapter 2 - Matter and Change - 2 Assessment - Page 57: 82

#### Answer

Gallium will freeze first, Water will freeze second and Mercury will freeze last.

#### Work Step by Step

The freezing point of water is $0^{\circ}$ The freezing point of mercury is $-39^{\circ}$ The freezing point of gallium is $29.8^{\circ}$ Starting at $40^{\circ}$ as the temperature decreases the substance with the highest freezing point will freeze first. So gallium will freeze first, water will freeze second and mercury will freeze last.

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