Physical Science Melting?

Discussion in 'Physical Science' started by Icewolf, Feb 23, 2005.

  1. Icewolf

    Icewolf Premium Member

    This probably is a silly question,

    but lets say I had 100 grams of a substance, for example candle wax, and I melted it down,

    How many millilitres would I get?

    I think it depends on the substance and temperature so is there some sort of conversion table for different sunbstances?
     
  2. Iggy

    Iggy Premium Member

    I read somewhere that there are 13.6 grams in 1 milliliter.

    if you have 100 grams, divide it by 13.6 you get a number that looks like this:

    7.13529411764705882352941176470588

    Maybe someone could show this a lot better?
     
  3. bodebliss

    bodebliss The Zoc-La of Kromm-B Premium Member

    It has to do w/ density. I mean 100 grams of lead would not 7 milliliters.
     
  4. mscbkc070904

    mscbkc070904 Premium Member

    Only if its in a solid state from meltdown, solid to a solid, but no matter what, changing any form from it original state, mass will loose its original weight. So yes if you melt it down you have whatever gas molecules evaporate into the air, the meltdown process of burning up the matter to take it from a solid state. In other words, melt from solid to liquid and resolidify it again, only an estimate,

    100mg candlewax (solid state); meltdown, depending on burn - liquid state, cool off, resolidify = 85-90mg cnadlewax now

    If you know what I mean.