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  1. Put on your magic molecular glasses and explain why the boiling point of water is lower than 100° C in Denver. While the glasses are still on, explain how the temperature of the water in the power plant of a nuclear submarine can be above 100°. (Hewitt)
  2. Why can you cool a cup of hot coffee by blowing across the top of the cup?