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Heat requirements for Leidenfrost effect

I had a simple question that I couldn’t find an easy answer to. I have recently been studying the Leidenfrost effect and the effects it has on water. My question is this, is it possible for metals to heat to the Leidenfrost point? I understand that the Leidenfrost point is quite a bit higher than an elements boiling point. This is true for water and easily observed by placing droplets on a skillet that’s already heated. I guess to summarize my question, do metals have a Leidenfrost point and if so would they act the same way water does?

Asked  Reese Martin

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