What is the freezing and boiling point of a pencil?

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    A pencil has too many components to give a single answer. If this is for a test that does not allow that response, sorry.

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    As a pencil is already a solid, I wouldn’t see how it could freeze. As for boiling, I can tell you that the graphite will boil at 4,200 degrees Celsius or 7,592 degrees Fahrenheit. The wood of the pencil, however, would not boil.

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    The melting point and the freezing point are the very nearly the same thing and therefore the freezing point of graphite is between 3652 – 3697 degrees Celsius. I hope this is helpful.

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      Richard – I’m puzzled. I checked out the allotropes site you suggested but didn’t get it. How can freezing and boiling be nearly the same? Isn’t one posiive and one negative? Thx.

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      I don’t get it. How can the freezing and boiling oints be nearly the same? Isn’t one positive and one negative? Thx

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      The freezing and boiling points are not the same thing. I wrote that the freezing and melting points occur same temperature. The freezing point is the temperature at which a material moves from a liquid to a solid state. Whereas the melting point is the point at which a material moves from a solid to a liquid. They are therefore the same temperature. The difference is the direction of the phase change. I hope this clears it up. Sorry for the confusion. Here is a link that explains it further: http://www.wisc-online.com/objects/ViewObject.aspx?ID=GCH4504

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