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Can you mix molten metal and molten salt?
« on: 12/10/2010 12:57:30 »
I was wondering if it is possible to mix molten metal and molten salt. I understand the difference in boiling points might play a role, but if one were to get it right what would the properties of the product be?

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Can you mix molten metal and molten salt?
« Reply #1 on: 12/10/2010 15:19:25 »
No, you can't, because there are no attraction between molten metal atoms and molten salt ions/molecules, the kind of bonding in a metal and in a salt is completely different.
 

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Can you mix molten metal and molten salt?
« Reply #2 on: 13/10/2010 11:24:41 »
Cool, thanks. They make carbon steel, so i was wondering what happens if you try it with other stuff.
 

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