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Does metal melt?
April 08, 2018 10:25PM
surely a metal can be melt , but every metal has different melting points.
Not only will all metals melt, a few are capable of burning and require special fire extinguishers. Oddly, certain forms of carbon (diamond in particular) have higher melting points than most metals.
ADDED: "capable of burning". Combustion is a powerful exothermic oxidation, and some metals (and diamond) will burn if heated to incandescence in oxygen. This is the principle of oxy-gas cutting of steel: the white-hot iron burns rather than simply melts in the stream of oxygen..