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Puzzle ID:#1212
Fun:*** (2.25)
Difficulty:** (1.81)
Category:Science
Submitted By:ChuckieChen***
Corrected By:drussel3

 

 

 



There was a magic show. A man put a solid metal ball under an opaque cover. After a while, he took the cover off of the ball and there was nothing left but some liquid.

What happened?


Answer

It was a ball of gallium at 80F. After the ball was heated to 85F, it melted and became a liquid. Gallium's melting point is 85F.
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