How Many States Of Matter Are There ?

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Offline neilep

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How Many States Of Matter Are There ?
« on: 08/02/2007 19:42:42 »
My daughter reckons there's just the three ..solid, gas, liquid....!!

Me has tried to explain that there are others too but ...well...me is just a sheep and all I can do is say "Bleat it ........shamorr !!..OW !!!.."..

so...can you please help me in describing the states of matter and their terms so that I may appear all brainy and wise to my daughter *even though she is siting here watching my type this *...DOH !!!


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« Reply #1 on: 08/02/2007 21:23:25 »
Solid, Gas, Liquid, Plasma &, I believe, Einstein-Bosen Condensate. Probably more somewhere.
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« Reply #2 on: 09/02/2007 00:29:45 »
Perhaps baby poo should be added. Damnedest stuff I have ever had to associate with.
The mind is like a parachute. It works best when open.  -- A. Einstein

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« Reply #3 on: 09/02/2007 23:53:50 »
Solid, Gas, Liquid, Plasma &, I believe, Einstein-Bosen Condensate. Probably more somewhere.

Excellent....thank you Doctor Beaver....The ' Probably More Somewhere' state just rolls off your tongue and I immediately like it as my favourite.
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« Reply #4 on: 09/02/2007 23:55:06 »
Perhaps baby poo should be added. Damnedest stuff I have ever had to associate with.

Got to agree there with Jimmy Boy....recently my 18 month old has created only what I can imagine are new states altogether !!
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« Reply #5 on: 16/02/2007 02:54:11 »
Solid, Gas, Liquid, Plasma &, I believe, Einstein-Bosen Condensate. Probably more somewhere.
Would you call neutronium a "solid" or is it different enough to be classified separately?  Surely it's more different from a solid than a liguid is different from a gas.  Then there's the mass within a black hole. Which we can't know much about anyway. Unless our universe IS a black hole!  Dark matter, I guess, would come under "probably more out there somewhere".

Just googled Einstein Bose Condensate.  Where can I get some?  I want to put it in my freezer when the power goes out.
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