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This Is What It Looks Like When a Substance Exists in 3 States of Matter at Once

Boiling ice, because science.


Thermodynamics can be complicated, but it’s good to know that matter can be just as confused by it as people are—as long as it’s at the “triple point.” At the triple point, which is a combination of a perfect temperature and pressure, a substance will take on all three states of matter (solid, liquid, and gas) at once, and this is what it looks like.

(via Gizmodo, image via Tom Enstone on YouTube)

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