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Can sand be melted?

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Answered 2007-06-29 14:22:45

Sand is typically known in the scientific community as silica. And yet, with enough heat it can be melted. A perfect example of this is true glass, which is melted silica (sand).

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Is melted sand a noun?

The word sand is the noun. The word melted is an adjective describing the sand.

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When lighting hits sand does it turn it green?

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How can you melte sand?

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