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Can lightning melt sand?

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Answered 2008-07-10 08:07:10

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Yes. Lightning is a source of high voltage, high energy electrical impulse which can start fires, destroy rock, kill people and yes, even melt sand.

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The subject is bolt.Of lightning is a prepositional phrase that supplements the subject, can melt is the verb, and sand is the direct object.

the lightning heats up the sand causing the silica in the sand to melt causing natural glassthese are called "fulgurites". and yes, this is awesome. happens in the above answer occurs when HEAT strikes sand, not lightning (although lightning has extreme heat, this is not the correct answer). Sand is considered "ground" if you are touching sand during a thunderstorm you are grounded.(: Hey!!

Sand in and of itself does nothing to melt ice. Sand is applied to icy roads not to melt the ice but to provide better traction.

No, lightning is not attracted to sand blasting dust.

Sand that has been melted by lightning is called fulgurite.

Melt it. Sand is highly variable in its composition but most will melt between 500 and 1000C, with the individual grains fusing together into glass. Fulgurites are a type of natural glass formed by lightning strikes on sand. Obsidian is another natural glass produced by volcanoes.

It would create glass considering the heat of the lightning and that sand turns to glass when hot enough.

You can melt any solid but the sand will melt at different temperatures depending on whats in it. Melting sand is the basic starting point for creating glass. Gas burners are used to get it over 1000 degrees.

No. Sand consists of solid particles. You can melt it, but at that point it is no longer sand.

Yes, if lightning strikes sand (as on a beach), the intense heat of the lightning strike can fuse the sand into glass.

Because the lightning strike is so hot it melts the sand and cools and turns into glass

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Salt will melt ice faster.

If lightning strikes sand, glass is formed.

salt, pepper, sugar, and sand makes ice melt faster but sand salt sugar and pepper melts ice faster than sand

Sand melts ice faster because it has salt and the salt makes it melt alot faster than clay.

The bones did not melt because they were preserved under the dirt/sand

Sand is not used to melt snow, it is just used to increase friction, so the snow is not as slippery. Salt is used to melt snow, not sand. And salt works quite rapidly (but the actual speed will depend upon the ambient temperature).

Sand absorbs heat from the sun more readily, helping to melt the ice. More importantly for driving conditions, the texture of sand gives drivers traction.

Sand doesn't melt ice to any noticeable degree. However, sand picks up heat from sunlight better than pure ice, which can speed up melting a little bit.

A fulgorite, a knobbly, uneven rod of fused sand may form when lightning strikes sand.

It is possible that the sand may fuse together into larger conglomerations of sand, or rough glass.

Sand abosorbs light better then ice. So the heat melts the ice.

only rock salt does, not sand. if this is not right im sorry!