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It is not possible. You call the substance a solid if it is so at room temperature. It is not possible for a solid (at room temperature) to also be as a liquid at room temperature.

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at room temp it is a solid... but it can be made into a liquid or gas if heated as with anything,,, but naturally seen as a solid.

If by Mercury you mean mercury, then the answer is yes. It's just commonly seen as a liquid because that's what state it is in at room temperature, because its melting point is around -38F.

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It depends on the substance and not in temperature, we have gas (oxygen) we can have liquid (water, H2O) and we can have ice... that will melt

Solid or liquid objects, coloured gases.

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No, the lower the pressure the less gas a liquid can hold and the longer it takes to dissolve. One example you may have seen is water boiling in a near vacuum at room temperature.

Ice changes into water when some heat is involved. The heat energy is used as latent heat to change its state from solid to liquid but note that the temperature remains the same. This is can be seen by fixing an experimetn. Fill a beaker with ice and attach it with thermometer. Start heating it. Look at the temperature at the first and at the end when it is in liquid state. It remains same (0 degree celcius)

Hg (mercury) IS a liquid at room temperature. [and Mark adds...] Unless this is some kind of trick question, Hg, or Mercury, is a liquid at room temperature. Until it was labeled as "bad", mercury was used in oral and rectal thermometers, and it is still seen in positional or gravity-driven switches. Mercury is found in some older home furnace thermostats. When connected to a spring that coils and uncoils as the temperature changes, the mercury, "floats" in a sealed glass tube that has two wires at one end. The switch, riding on the coil, will make contact as it tilts to activate the furnace. Mercury can be ionized into a gas and used for propulsion in space. I don't know of any uses for solid/frozen mercury.

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Gas. The air is all around you. It is mostly seen in Solid, because look around you and you see almost only solid. It is commonly seen in liquid though also!

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the liquid should be readily seen, shouldnt wet glass, should respond rapidly to temperature change

States of matter are generally described as solid, liquid and gas (although there are more to think about when you really get into science). As such a change in matter is seen to be a change in state; from solid to liquid (melting), from liquid to gas (boiling), from solid to gas (sublimation), from gas to liquid (condensation) and liquid to solid (freezing).Interestingly each chemical has a unique melting/freezing point and boiling/condensation point. We can use those temperatures to help us identify unknown substances.

The melting point of a substance is when a substances temperature is high enough that it turns from a solid (ex; ice) to a liquid (ex; water). This can be seen happening when snow starts to melt and turn to water and slush. The freezing point is when the temperature of a substance drops enough that it turns into a solid. An example of this is when you put water in the freezer. Here the cooler temperature in freezer lowers the temperature of the water until it reaches its freezing point and becomes ice

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