Why does water in a vacuum boil at room temperature?

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Why does water under a vacuum boil at room temperature?
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« Reply #1 on: 02/06/2016 13:56:40 »
If the ice is melting, it's 0 degrees C.  That state at normal atmospheric pressure can't be any other temperature.