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Vice versa is a idiomatic, concise way of expressing that the converse (other way around) of the preceding statement is also true. E.g:

Matter that has lowest boiling point will boil first, and vice versa (matter that boils first will have the lowest boiling point)

I would like to know if there are also idioms/short expressions for stating that the reverse (opposite of the entire preceding statement) also holds true. i.e:

Matter that has lowest boiling point will boil first, and ....... (matter with the highest boiling point will boil last)

What can I put in ....... ?

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    Matter that has the lowest (respectively highest) boiling point will boil first (resp. last) – Colin May 23 '17 at 9:24
  • conversely is the word you want, as I have suggested in my answer below; and by the way I am not sure 'vice versa' can be used in the way you have used it in the above example. Vice versa indicates reciprocity and converse indicates reversal. An example for a typical use of 'vice versa' would be 'he was her nominee and vice versa' (he nominated her, presumably for some insurance policy, and she nominated him = vice versa.) Please check online for the scope of 'vice versa' and its range of accepted usage. – English Student May 23 '17 at 9:46
  • If matter with the lowest boiling point boils first, then it follows that matter with the highest boiling point boils last. There is no reverse of ideas in there. Either you need a different example sentence or you don't actually want the "reverse". I personally find that "vice versa" works perfectly fine for saying the low=boil first, high=boil last. – AndyT May 23 '17 at 9:59
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    "you can turn that around", "it works the other way too" – Tom22 May 23 '17 at 16:59
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Conversely

conversely (ADVERB) Introducing a statement or idea which reverses one that has just been made or referred to.

https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/conversely

To reverse your sentence, 'lowest boiling point' must be reversed to 'highest boiling point' and 'will boil first' becomes 'will boil last.' (of course you have provided this reversal yourself)

Matter that has lowest boiling point will boil first; conversely, matter with the highest boiling point will boil last.

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    If matter with the lowest boiling point boils first, then it follows that matter with the highest boiling point boils last. There is no reverse of ideas in there. Conversely could be used in sentences such as: "In English the adjective goes before the noun, conversely in French it goes after the noun." However, this is a problem with the question, not your answer. – AndyT May 23 '17 at 9:57
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    @Andy T you are right about the 'other' use of the word to mean 'opposite' or 'on the other hand'; but 'conversely' in scientific statements like the above reverses the statement (the physical / chemical / mathematical conditions stated) and is not intended to be a 'reversal of ideas.' AND PLEASE NOTE that if matter with the lowest boiling point boils first "it follows" that matter with the highest boiling point boils last, only if the statement / principle / law uses the word 'conversely'! In other words, we cannot assume that the converse is true unless stated explicitly. – English Student May 23 '17 at 10:21
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analogously, according to Oxford Dictionary Online analogous means

Comparable in certain respects, typically in a way which makes clearer the nature of the things compared.

One of their sample sentences for analogously:

‘This is more or less correct (given the obvious uncertainties in long term data from the continental interior), but analogously to the example above, local cooling does not contradict global warming.’

In your sentence:

Matter that has the lowest boiling point will boil first, and analogously matter with the highest boiling point will boil last.

Attribution:

"Analogous | Definition of Analogous in English by Oxford Dictionaries." Oxford Dictionaries | English. Accessed May 25, 2018. https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/analogous.

"Analogously | Definition of Analogously in English by Oxford Dictionaries." Oxford Dictionaries | English. Accessed May 25, 2018. https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/analogously.

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