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Melting Point Technique Cheat Sheet (DRAFT) by

This is a draft cheat sheet. It is a work in progress and is not finished yet.

What is Melting Point?

The melting point (more accurately the melting range) of a compound refers to the temper­ature at which the substance transi­tions from the solid phase to the liquid phase.

What Is It Used For?

Melting point can be used to identify a compound and determine it's proper­ties, such as its purity. Pure substances will have a smaller melting range than impure substa­nces. The melting point of a compound can give inform­ation about the interm­ole­cular forces present in and governing the behavior of the compound.