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The Critical Temperature of Water

Nature volume 57, page 80 | Download Citation

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CAN any of your readers tell me what is the critical temperature of water. I find in the supplement to Jamin and Bouty's “Cours de Physique” the critical temperature given as 370° C. and the corresponding pressure as 195˙5 atmospheres. On the other hand, Cagniard-Latour gave this temperature as equal to the melting point of zinc, which is known to be about 415° C.

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