# Can every chemical compound be melted?

Are there any chemical compounds that disintegrate (without going into other chemical reactions; let's say in a vacuum) before reaching a melting temperature?

• – Mithoron Dec 9 '16 at 17:12

Some compounds decompose before they reach the melting point. In the literature, you'll see something like "m.p. $40\ ^{\circ}\mathrm{C}$ (dec.)"