Essential University Physics: Volume 1 (3rd Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321993721
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Chapter 17 - For Thought and Discussion: 12

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It is necessary to consider this graphically. The freezing point, melting point, and boiling points are all curves (as opposed to points) because they change based on temperature. However, the tripe point is the intersection of these three curves, which is at a specific point. This is why the triple point is a particular location while the freezing point is not.
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