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Can you melt a book? Answered

So if you apply extreme heat to a book in either an inert or vacuum chamber, what happens.

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Jack A Lopez

Best Answer 7 years ago

Books? No. Not even under vacuum. But have you tried clocks?  With clocks it is a whole different story. Just ask Salvador Dali.
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jj.incJack A Lopez

Answer 7 years ago

My Spanish teacher has this in her room, I was looking at it today

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7654321jj.inc

Answer 7 years ago

thats weird, mine does too

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Burf

7 years ago

Melt? No, not under any circumstances that I have ever heard of.
Heat it in the absence of oxygen and it turns into charcoal.

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steveastroukBurf

Answer 7 years ago

...and in the absence of oxygen charcoal won't melt either, above 5000 C it simply sublimes.

Steve

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The Ideanatorsteveastrouk

Answer 7 years ago

What if its under intense pressure and makes diamonds, I think you can melt those.

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rickharris

7 years ago

Fahrenheit 451!

Famous book title taken from the fact that Fahrenheit 451 is the temperature at which paper burns.

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FoolishSage

7 years ago

The chemical bonds will fail within each molecule before the molecules have enough energy to act as a liquid. This is known as pyolysis. It will break up complex molecules into the most stable simple molecules that can be reached. (that is, if I understood the process correctly ;) )

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frollardFoolishSage

Answer 7 years ago

See also: Sun, the

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depends on how much heat really.