Examples of solids

The solid is called the substances that are composed of molecules that are fused by the force of cohesion , being the spaces of the molecules very narrow, so that no movement can arise between them, as if it happens with liquids and with the gases. It shows hardness and resistance to physical modifications such as bumps, cuts or scratches, it also has an order because the molecules have forms of geometric structure, as happens with glass.

Many substances that are on the planet Earth at room temperature, appear solid and if the temperature rises, its state changes through fusion and it becomes a liquid, while if the temperature drops, the liquid becomes a solid. through the solidification process. Add that the solid becomes a gas and vice versa through sublimation.

In the environment that surrounds us there is a wide range of solid elements , many of which we perceive on a daily basis, and several examples of them are presented below, such as diamond, plaster or salt, among others.


A solid that is obtained by the process of high grades of silica sand, which is a weak element. Glass is translucent and that is why it is used in jars and windows.


The crystalline structure of carbon , made by extreme heat and pressure, with various forms such as compact, rounded or granular mass, usually in dodecahedrons or octahedrons.


A group of disaggregated pieces of minerals or rocks of reduced size , between 0.063 and 2 millimeters. It is a fundamental element for places such as the beach or the desert, where the sand can accumulate in a heap due to the wind and water and form dunes or dunes.


It is water but it becomes solid when it is at low temperatures, at least 0º, and it must be kept that way. It is recognized by its whitish tone, its conservation afloat and its icy touch .


Its natural state is solid (ferromagnetic), being a transition metal with a grayish and shiny color , which is very abundant in the Earth’s crust since it occupies approximately 5%.


A component found in nature, it is also the only rock that humans can eat and flavor the food they consume, extracting it from the salt flats.


A product made with a natural mineral called in the same way , that if mixed with water, can be used. It is also possible to add other chemical substances and thus change its particularities of solidification, strength, adhesion, water retention and consistency.


A solid element when plaster is mixed with water or other components such as kaolin, waiting for it to set in a specific mold and when finished, it is unmolded and dried. It has been used for many centuries to write on blackboards.


A castable metal used to produce objects that do not require as much strength , for example, a pot or a dish, and also to line items such as soda siphons.

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