Why does ice melts, waits for 100 degrees and THEN vaporises? Why is not the process of expansion of things continuous?
What I am asking is this: Why can't a body be solid, then solid-ish, then solid-like, then liquid-like, then liquid-ish, then liquid, then vapor-like and then vapor? Why is there a rigid temperature ...
I am quoting Chaikin, Lubensky, Principles of Condensed Matter Physics, p. 4. Now suppose we have a closed container of water vapor at a density of 0.322 g/cc at room temperature. As the ...
When you add heat to a liquid (or a fluid), can it be solidified? If not, why in the world does an egg's stuffs become solid (or at least no more a liquid) when you 'boil' it in water?
Elastomeres are "defined" as: "linear-chain polymers with widely spaced cross-links attaching each molecule to its neighbours" Now I found sentences (talking about glass transition): "This means ...