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Is glass a liquid or a solid. Dont jusrt say solid, it is liquid. Look it up. Whatyou think it is?

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There is an ongoing topic in the science world.... Is glass a liquid or a solid. Dont jusrt say solid, it is liquid. Look it up. Whatyou think it is?
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how could it be a liquid???
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If you can read .pdf files, look here for an explination on how its a liquid

http://www.ccmr.cornell.edu/IRG-GLASS/G ... guised.pdf

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because the molecules move faster than solids and atoms are more compact, like liquids (or something like that). Anyway, I'm not into scientific crap, so I say it's a solid :karate:
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I'm not currently set up to read PDF files, and I don't feel like downloading anything for it right now...

Anyway, I say that it depends on your definition of solid. Is the term solid used to describe an object whose atoms don't jump around as much as... well... a liquid? Or is the term used to describe something that is free-standing with an absolute shape?

Technicality, I say.
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Science says glass is a liquid, because it flows, just slowly. But, I don't give a damn what the hell science says, glass is enough of a solid for me.
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Post by Jean »

Way back when I was in school and my pet dinosaur walked to school with me, my teacher told me that glass was a liquid. This debate must have been going on a very long time. :cuccoan:
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Look, everything will eventually flow. Marble in benches flows. YOu might as well redifine liquid.
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In solid atoms don't move, just are shakin'.
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my book written by a Dr. Karl Kruselnicki of australia defines glass as a solid, but a solid that will eventually flow. in ten million years, a 1m-tall pane of glass will shrink by 1 cm.
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thank you Dr. Karl Kruselnicki you are the best!!lol
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Glass is melted sand. It is melted down at about 3000 degrees until it is gooey, then it is molded into a glass pane and remains "almost dry". Either way, it doesn't really matter.
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and 486 player, the atoms in a solid don't shake if they are cooled to absolute zero, 0 kelvin, or -273'C.
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Oz wrote:and 486 player, the atoms in a solid don't shake if they are cooled to absolute zero, 0 kelvin, or -273'C.
The only problem with that is gravity is a strong enough force to shatter it into bazillions of tiny pieces. Now THAT'S really breakable glass.
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Post by King Of Shibby! »

Lets leave it at this, glass is a silquid, OK?
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sounds good to me.
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Post by 486 player »

Oz, did thou know that -1 K's warmer than +1 K?
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Talk about confusing.
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