Chemistry (12th Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0132525763
ISBN 13: 978-0-13252-576-3

Chapter 2 - Matter and Change - 2 Assessment: 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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