Freezing and Melting Points for common Liquids

Common fluids and their freezing and melting points

  • melting point - the temperature at which a solid turns into a liquid
  • freezing point - the temperature at which a liquid turns into a solid

In theory the melting point of a solid should be the same as the freezing point of the liquid. In practice a small difference between these quantities can be observed.

Freezing and melting points of some common liquids:

FluidFreezing and Melting Point
Acetic acid 290
Acetone 179
Alcohol, ethyl (ethanol) 158.6
Alcohol, methyl (methanol) 175.5
Alcohol, propyl 146
Aniline 267
Benzene 278.7
Bromine 265.95
Butane 135
Camphor 452
Carbon Dioxide 194.5
Carbon Disulfide 161.2
Carbon Tetrachloride 250.4
Castor Oil 263.2
Chloroform 209.6
Cyclohexane 280
Decane 243.5
Dodecane 247.2
Ether 157
Ethylene bromide 283
Ethylene Glycol 260.2
Formic acid 281
Trichlorofluoromethane refrigerant R-11 162
Dichlorodifluoromethane refrigerant R-12 115
Glycerine 290.8
n-Heptane 182.5
Hexane 178
Iodine 386.6
Linseed oil 253
Mercury 234.13
Naphtalene 353
Nitrobenzene 278.7
Nitrogen 63.14
n-Octane 216.4
Phenol 316.2
Propylene 87.9
Propylene glycol 213
Toluene 178
Turpentine 214
Water, Fresh 273
Water, Sea 270.6

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