At What Temperature Does Water Boil?

Boiling water, and water’s boiling point, is something we don’t think much about.

We typically use visual cues to know when our water is boiling. When it’s bubbling, it’s probably boiling – and that’s all we generally need to know.

But if you’re curious to learn about the temperature that water needs to hit to go from “simmering” to “boiling” we’ve discussed it all in this story. Let’s go!

What is the Boiling Temperature For Water?

The boiling temperature for water, otherwise known as the boiling point, is 212 degrees Fahrenheit (100 degrees Celsius).

Can Boiling Water Get Hotter Than 212 Degrees Fahrenheit?

Generally, if you’re boiling water under the average atmospheric pressure at sea level, the water won’t get hotter than its boiling point.

How Long Does it Take for Water to Reach Boiling Point?

Generally, it takes water 2-15 minutes to reach boiling point.

Why is there such a discrepancy in this time frame? Because there are a few factors that determine how long it takes for water to reach boiling point.

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