If I have small piece of solid, for example, pure iron powder, fine sand , (at room temperature) then I cut it slowly into half again and again. Every times, after I cut it, I wait for temperature back to room temperature again.
Case 1: If I do this in vaccuum, is it change to liquid or gas ?
I think it might be impossible because intermolecular force will make it form solid again. If it is impossible what is the smallest size (approximately) that I can get and is it look like viscous liquid ?
Case 2: If I do this in water or in polar liquid, is it change to solute ?
Case 3: If I do this in carbon tetrachloride or in nonpolar liquid, is it change to solute ?