What's It Called When A Solid Turns Into A Gas?


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Aisha Profile
Aisha answered
The process through which a solid turns to a gas without first melting is called Sublimation. There are a number of compounds that sublime, such as dry ice, solid iodine, naphthalene, camphor, menthol etc. But that happens with specific temperature and humidity ranges.
zeenia ali Profile
zeenia ali answered
Some solids upon heating,instead of changing into liquids,are converted into vapours this is known as sublimation.examples are iodine, ammonium chloride, naphthalene and camphor.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
The transition from a solid to a gas is called sublimation. Is this what you are looking for?
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Solid carbon(dried ice) can turn into gas before it turns into a liquid because its atoms are so cold, that in room temperature, they feels like they`re burning up. So they're super charged, which makes them turn into a gas, because they`re so charged up. My science teacher taught me this just today
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Sublimation! Must b the answer
Katie Profile
Katie answered
Dry ice is one. You can check a periodic table of elements for others. (You look at the melting and boiling point.)
Penny Kay Profile
Penny Kay answered
Dry Ice , do not know the scientific name for it, but it vaporizes into a gas from it's solid form.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
It's called digestion, silly. Especially if that solid consists of beans and cauliflower. And gas... oh, never mind!    "Sublimation" would be the correct answer if posted in the sub-category of Chemistry, not Puzzles, Riddles & Jokes here!
Izzy Young Profile
Izzy Young answered
Sublimation is the chemical process by which a solid substance is converted to a vapor without going through an intermediary solid phase.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Surprisingly, there
are situations where a material will go directly from solid to gas, completely
skipping the liquid state or phase. This is called sublimation. For details
click on Sublimation.
Glen Thornbury Profile
Glen Thornbury answered
Their are many examples of this very thing!
I would suggest you read up on Faraday, and Absolute Zero!
And their is those three PLUS, Plasma and Boise-Einstein Condensate to consider, ALSO!
Their are 5 states of mater and your only looking at three!
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Dry Ice. What were you making sure I knew what I was talking about. LOL
    joke...just joking
DOC MOST Profile
DOC MOST answered
Intumescence.it also goes the other way.a gas state directly to a solid.sometimes the word used is intuminescence.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Ice cubes (dry ice turn in to CO2) in the freezer slowly contract because they become water vapor, and in winter season the snow on the footpath, if it remains cold enough, gradually evaporates without turning into liquid.

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