sublimation

I have a hard time understanding why I need to KNOW EVERYTHING.

Others must have it much easier, and sometimes I crave that.

But

I am what I am.

Does it matter?

Forms of matter:

Solid
Liquid
Gas

And then SOMETHING CALLED PLASMA. Don’t mess with my mind.
There was no plasma in 5th Grade science – check the textbook.

Plasma… wtf.

Water is solid at 32F and a gas at 212F

Or Zero and 100, if you live someplace that uses a system that makes sense.

“Hooked on Phonics Worked for Me”
but not that damned METRICS SYSTEM.

‘Merica – We don’t make sense. Much.
And even less as we go, it seems.

I’m consideration expatriation.

I digress.

Or do I?

Water can go straight from a solid to a gas without passing through the liquid phase
But that kind of gas is not above 212 degrees…

(ou 100 degrés Celsius pour ceux en dehors des États-Unis)

How does that happen?

I vaguely remembered something from earth science in 1983 but couldn’t remember the phrase.

Gott sei Dank für Google!

Sublimation.

Sublimation is an endothermic process that occurs at temperatures and pressures below a substance’s triple point in its phase diagram, which corresponds to the lowest pressure at which the substance can exist as a liquid.

Ohhhhh.

Mon Dieu.

Now I can go about my day with relative peace of mind.

Everything is relative.

If you can figure out that bit of me, you will be that much closer to being able to tolerate me.

You may even like me.

I’m an extremely valuable Trivial Pursuit teammate.

So there’s that.

Do they still play that game?

Gosh, I hope so…


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