Categories: Cooking, Water

Boiling is the rapid vaporization of a liquid, which occurs when a liquid is heated to its boiling point, the temperature at which the vapour pressure of the liquid is equal to the pressure exerted on the liquid by the surrounding atmosphere. The higher the pressure the higher the boiling point. There are two main types of boiling; nucleate boiling where small bubbles of vapour form at discrete points, and critical heat flux boiling where the boiling surface is heated above a certain critical temperature and a film of vapor forms on the surface. Transition boiling is an intermediate, unstable form of boiling with elements of both types. The boiling point of water is 100 °C or 212 °F but is lower with the decreased atmospheric pressure found at higher altitudes.

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Definition of "Boil" by Chat GPT: Boil is a process in which a liquid is heated to its boiling point, which is the temperature at which it begins to vaporize and turn into gas. This process is characterized by the formation of bubbles in the liquid, which rise to the surface and release the vapor. Boiling is commonly used in cooking, sterilization, and chemical processes.
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