Undeniable Fact: Close but no cigar

Saturday, October 14, 2006

Chemically speaking, ice is just three protons away from being glass.

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4 Comments:

Blogger Dave (not the) said...

But protons are made out of plastic, and can NEVER be turned into glass.

3:49 PM  
Blogger Devon said...

Yeah, they have opposite charges!

5:14 AM  
Blogger Victor said...

and that's the reason nobody has successfully transformed ice into glass

9:00 AM  
Blogger duffy said...

Interestingly, each proton is responsible for exactly an order-of-magnitude increase in melting point:

+0 protons (water ice) = 32°F,
+1 proton (acetate) = 320°F
+2 protons (glass) = 3,200°F

3:48 PM  

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