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What has the highest melting point known to us? Hank Green explains in this episode of SciShow.

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Hosted by: Hank Green
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http://www.masterorganicchemistry.com/2010/10/25/3-trends-that-affect-boiling-points/
http://www.masterorganicchemistry.com/2010/10/01/how-intermolecular-forces-affect-boiling-points/
http://www.chemicool.com/elements/helium-facts.html
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http://science.howstuffworks.com/transport/engines-equipment/maglev-train2.htm
http://journals.aps.org/prb/pdf/10.1103/PhysRevB.92.020104
http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2FBF00773385
http://www.inchem.org/documents/sids/sids/12070121.pdf
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3178616/Have-scientists-invented-real-life-adamantium-New-alloy-highest-melting-point-known-substance-4-126-C.html,
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2015/07/28/behold-a-new-record-for-the-worlds-highest-melting-point

Images:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SCMaglev
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tungsten_carbide#/media/File:%CE%91-WC-polyhedral.png

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