Chemistry: The Molecular Science (5th Edition)

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1285199049
ISBN 13: 978-1-28519-904-7

Chapter 9 - Liquids, Solids, and Materials - Questions for Review and Thought - Applying Concepts - Page 421f: 111


I disagree with him.

Work Step by Step

The friend is correct that the boiling point will be lower. However, the low atmospheric pressure means that the water will boil at a lower temperature, meaning that its maximum temperature will decrease. Thus, it will actually take longer to cook the food as the temperature of the water is lower than at sea level.
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