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Liquid Nitrogen

Liquid nitrogen boils in a frying pan on a desk.

The liquid state of the element nitrogen. Liquid nitrogen freezes at 63 K (-346°F) and boils at 77.2 K (-320.44°F) under standard atmospheric pressure. The white mist seen in the photograph is fog created by cooling the water vapor present in the air below the dew point.

You can watch experiments using liquid nitrogen in Frostbite Theater.

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