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2022-04-21 11:38:03 AM  
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I remember these in grade school, but they had numbers imbedded in it.
 
2022-04-21 12:49:14 PM  

Merltech: [bigthink.com image 850x637]
I remember these in grade school, but they had numbers imbedded in it.


You can't fool me, that's a colorblind test.

u... d... u...
 
2022-04-21 12:52:00 PM  
So sexy.  I should have been materials scientist.
 
2022-04-21 1:56:08 PM  
Bose Einstein condensate is awesome
 
2022-04-21 1:58:10 PM  
The quark-gluon plasma is the one I did not know about (detected at CERN in 2000). I taught my kids the others when they were young so that they could cause trouble in Elementary School when the teacher taught the lesson about the states of matter.
 
2022-04-21 2:08:54 PM  
There are way more than seven states of matter.  Also states of matter aren't really discrete things, that is kind of an illusion from our experience with solids liquids and gases, and even that's not entirely true for just those.  By some definitions, plasma isn't a separate state (there's not really a phase transition from gas).

But, depending on how you define states of matter, there are more than seven and could be a lot more.  Some states are material-specific (water has about eight different phases of ice).  It makes some sense to even regard different crystaline structures as different states.
 
2022-04-21 2:34:24 PM  
Let's see...
gas
Liquid
Solid
Plasma
Bose-Einstein condensate
Doesn't
Missouri
 
2022-04-21 3:40:07 PM  
liquid
solid
gas
plasma
jello
oobleck
melissa mcarthy
 
2022-04-21 9:18:05 PM  

aerojockey: There are way more than seven states of matter.  Also states of matter aren't really discrete things, that is kind of an illusion from our experience with solids liquids and gases, and even that's not entirely true for just those.  By some definitions, plasma isn't a separate state (there's not really a phase transition from gas).

But, depending on how you define states of matter, there are more than seven and could be a lot more.  Some states are material-specific (water has about eight different phases of ice).  It makes some sense to even regard different crystaline structures as different states.


Stupid question, what makes water so special?
 
2022-04-22 12:40:20 AM  
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