A family traveled to the Dead Sea.The Dead Sea is the lowest place on the earth. (-429 m under the sea level) .
Look at the short video they filmed in the way down .You can see the sign along the way marking the point when they pass trough the sea level.( Enlarge the movie by opening in the full screen mode.)
When they arrive to the shore they put water on to boil. You can see the pot of boiling water in the picture. Read carefully the information in the adjacent box.
The boiling point is the temperature at which the vapor acquires enough energy to overcome the atmospheric pressure .As the water heats up, bubbles form and rise .When the vapor is grater than the atmospheric pressure , the bubbles will burst at the surface releasing water vapor to the atmosphere..
The atmospheric pressure depends on the altitude.
Examine the table regarding the altitude and the atmospheric pressure.
Answer the following question: Compare the boiling point (BP) of the water in the Dead Sea region to the BP of the water in New York City (sea level) .