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To: vannrox
Glass is not a liquid, this is an urban legend.
44 posted on 07/22/2002 8:11:35 PM PDT by Freedom4US
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To: Freedom4US
Your urban legend is about to be trumped by the Cornell Museum of Glass

The Cornell Museum of Glass

The Glassy State - In Brief

1. THE GLASSY STATE

Glass is a state of matter.

Glasses combine some properties of crystals and some of liquids but are distinctly different from both.

Glasses have the mechanical rigidity of crystals, but the random disordered arrangement of molecules that characterizes liquids.

Glasses are usually formed by melting crystalline materials at very high temperatures. When the melt cools, the atoms are locked into a random (disordered) state before they can form into a perfect crystal arrangement.

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My recollection of my college chemistry days weas that glass was considered "a supercooled liquid."

49 posted on 07/22/2002 11:16:35 PM PDT by Swordmaker
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To: Freedom4US
"...Glass is not a liquid..."!!!!

Erp. Where did you go to school? How do you think glass is made? Jeeze! What about "float Glass"?
51 posted on 07/23/2002 8:02:44 AM PDT by vannrox
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