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How does purity effect boiling points?

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The purer the substance, the higher the boiling point and the sharper the boiling point (up to a maximum when 100% pure). You can test this with chocolate - milk chocolate melts really easily in your mouth whereas dark chocolate which is usually >70% takes much longer to melt.

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