Essential University Physics: Volume 1 (3rd Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321993721
ISBN 13: 978-0-32199-372-4

Chapter 17 - For Thought and Discussion - Page 313: 14


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The boiling point of water at sea level pressure is 100 degrees Celsius. This caused a problem for cooks, for they wanted to heat things at above this temperature, but they could not because the water would just evaporate. However, by creating high pressure in a pressure cooker, boiling point increases, meaning that the food can be cooked at a higher temperature.
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