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The temperature at which a given solid will melt.
- ‘The refractory metals are conveniently described as those which, first of all, melt at temperatures well above the melting points of the common alloying bases, iron, cobalt, and nickel.’
- ‘Saturated fatty acids have higher melting points than unsaturated materials and are typically solid at room temperature.’
- ‘Cocoa butter is the fat in chocolate and it has a melting point very close to body temperature.’
- ‘Bronze is easier to cast than copper because it has a lower melting point and is more liquid than copper at a given temperature.’
- ‘The heat has to be about four thousand degrees Fahrenheit, which was almost the melting point of gold.’
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