what's the difference between melting and dissolving?

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Are they different? If they are, why?

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what's the difference between melting and dissolving?
« Reply #1 on: 25/08/2007 18:55:02 »
Heat melts something, a solvant desolves something, i will now hand it over to those in the know who can explain it because i'm getting confused  [;D]
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what's the difference between melting and dissolving?
« Reply #2 on: 25/08/2007 19:05:45 »
Are they different? If they are, why?
Usually dissolving means dispersing the body's particles among the solvent's particles (e.g. salt in water), while melting means making a solid become liquid.