why does boiling the water removes the bacteria?


Why does boiling the water removes the bacteria?

Water's boiling point:

Water is a polar molecule with the ability to make hydrogen bonds between molecules. This is the strongest type of intermolecular attraction. Therefore, a lot of energy is required to break these strong intermolecular bonds and boil the water. Water boils at 100 degrees Celsius.

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Such a high temperature is extremely destructive to proteins, causing them to denature (this is what happens to the proteins in an egg when it is...

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