If it is constant, and intended for use by many instances, why do you want several copies? If the value of BOILING_POINT is always 100, why should each Water object need its own copy? They can share the static field and save memory. It also means that BOILING_POINT is available to other classes without having to create a Water instance.
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subject: what is the significance of static while declaring constant.