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Subject: What is the melting point of sucrose?

Date: Thu Nov 18 11:51:06 1999
Posted by Robert Palmer
Grade level: teacher/prof School: CSUDH
City: Carson State/Province: CA Country: USA
Area of science: Chemistry
ID: 942943866.Ch

I am interested in the rocket candy mentioned in the book "October Sky" and 
specifically the melting point of household sugar. Also, does the sucrose 
start to decompose before melting? Also, what is the temperature at which 
is the temperature begins to caramelize? Also, what are the other 
decomposition modes, if any? I have looked in my chemistry reference books, 
and they provide data for many sugars, but nothing on sucrose.

Re: What is the melting point of sucrose?

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