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Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsChemistry · 2 months ago

Why don't things melt when we touch them?

You would think that any atom touching any other atom would have an ill resulted chemical reaction.

7 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Everything in the universe tries to reach a state where it's well balanced in terms of energy. So you touch something that has less energy than your hand it will transfer over until that thing and your hand have the same amount of energy. If that's enough energy to shake up the electrons in that thing enough so that the atoms move far apart it will melt. 

  • 1 month ago

    Cause there,s no substance that can be compared with the other substance,also no combination with another combination,like.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

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  • Sky
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    You need to learn more about chemistry and physics so you get an understanding about melting points, energetic atomic vibration, and what compounds react with what.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Different substances have different melting points.

    For example, ice melts above 32 degrees Fahrenheit.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    If it did, don't you think the dinosaurs would have blown the earth up before you had a chance to ask that?

  • 2 months ago

    Atoms are not science, they are philosophy 

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