What Elements Are the Hardest To Freeze or Melt?

Any solid can change to a liquid if it becomes hot enough, and the temperature at which a solid becomes a liquid is called the melting point of that substance.

The temperature at which a liquid turns into a gas is called the boiling point. The freezing point of water is 32 degrees F., that’s when water becomes ice, and at 212 degrees F., it becomes a gas, steam. Steam molecules move much faster than water molecules, while ice molecules hardly move at all.

Helium has the lowest melting point of any element. It would turn into a solid at 455 degrees below zero only if it were subjected to a great deal of pressure. And the metal tungsten has the highest melting point; it wouldn’t turn into a liquid until the temperature reaches 6,182 degrees!

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  1. I recently made a spiraling Jacob’s ladder out of a straight aluminum rod in the center and a unknown metal spiral surrounding it & it works but it oozes green slime onto the center electrode! It seems to be oil based and is hard to wash off! Is this ectoplasm? My house is haunted, but ever since I have been running Tesla coils the ghost has been leaving me alone!
    But, When I run this ladder the green ooze happens! WIERD!

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