Friday, July 8, 2016

Is Glass Really a Liquid?

Some people believe that glass is really a liquid at room temperature because of its molecular properties. Liquids have a definite volume, but they take the shape of their container. A solid has a fixed shape as well as fixed volume. 

For glass to be a liquid it would need to be able to change its shape or flow. Glass is actually neither a liquid nor a solid. The definition of glass is "an amorphous solid," which means a solid with no crystal structure, where the atoms and molecules are arranged more or less at random. Molten glass cools down so quickly from a liquid state that its molecules don't have time to arrange themselves into any ordered structure. 

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