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Title: What term describes a solid that has melted to become a liquid?
Post by: teliocide on 16/09/2018 04:25:27
When liquid evapourates it becomes a vapour.
When a liquid solidifies it becomes a solid.
When a solid melts it becomes a liquid.?????
When a vapour condenses it becomes a condensate.
In many of these the noun is derived from the verb.
Is there a "verb to noun" for melting, not Liquid.
Melt-ate perhaps?
Title: Re: What term describes a solid that has melted to become a liquid?
Post by: evan_au on 16/09/2018 08:37:31
Quote from: teliocide
Is there a "verb to noun" for melting, not Liquid.
Try "Liquifies"...
Title: Re: What term describes a solid that has melted to become a liquid?
Post by: Bored chemist on 16/09/2018 10:11:08
Melt is a noun as well as a verb.
e.g.
https://www.researchgate.net/post/How_to_rapidly_cool_the_melt_from_high_to_moderate_temperature
Title: Re: What term describes a solid that has melted to become a liquid?
Post by: chris on 16/09/2018 10:18:02
Quote from: teliocide
Is there a "verb to noun" for melting, not Liquid.
Try "Liquifies"...

Hate to correct you, @evan_au but it's "liquEfies" ;)
Title: Re: What term describes a solid that has melted to become a liquid?
Post by: Petrochemicals on 06/10/2018 02:27:51
Solid to fluid i should think is better in the case of something like frozen co2 ie dry ice

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fluid
Title: Re: What term describes a solid that has melted to become a liquid?
Post by: wolfekeeper on 06/10/2018 03:12:52
Yeah, as Bored Chemist already noted, it's just a 'melt':

https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/melt#Noun

As in snow melt, chocolate melt, cheese melt etc.