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Assuming that the required latent heat by the latent heat of melting of metals is approximately 200-300 kJ / kg, how high could the tallest mountain on Earth be before the base starts melting?

Hint - Compare the energy needed to melt the bottom layer of a mountain with the gravitational energy that would be released if the mountain then sank.

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