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Is there any solid that melts at a lower temp? Answered

 Matter can change states. Most solids need an increase in temperature to melt. Is there a solid that can melt at a lower temperature.

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Dr.Bill (author)2010-01-16

I ran across a metal years ago that went from a solid in a drinking glass to liquid when placed in yo hand.

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cerberustugowar (author)2009-11-23

When ice is left in a freezer at home for a long time, doesn't it seem to shrink?  Would that be a solid going straight to a gas?

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orksecurity (author)origamiwolf2009-11-23

Recommended for Best Answer. To quote Johnny Carson: "I did not know that!"

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guyfrom7up (author)2009-11-22

ice :P
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define low temp, cause everything is a solid at absolute 0

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kelseymh (author)guyfrom7up2009-11-23

Everything except helium-3.

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Burf (author)2009-11-22

If you are referring to a solid with the only variable being temperature, the answer is no. Once a solid, no material that I am aware of, can turn to a liquid state by lowering its temperature.

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seandogue (author)Burf2009-11-22

Doh!  good reading..I didn't catch that distinction in her question...

then again I guess I didn't read the whole question, just the title...

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frollard (author)2009-11-22

Helium freezes at an ungodly low temperature.

Thats almost always a fluid (if not always).

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steveastrouk (author)2009-11-22

A lower temperature than what ?  Or do you mean a material that is liquid, then soldifies as it is warmed  ?

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orksecurity (author)steveastrouk2009-11-22

Sounds like that's what he means. And I _think_ the answer is "no" unless you change the pressure as well as the temperature.

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seandogue (author)2009-11-22

Gallium melts at around 86 F

Chocolate (untreated with waxes) melts at body temp.

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lemonie (author)2009-11-22

Why do you ask? In addition to guyfrom7up: wax, Wood's metal and other toxic heavy-metal alloys.

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