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[*] posted on 6-30-2005 at 07:17 PM
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At what temperature does silver melt?
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[*] posted on 6-30-2005 at 07:43 PM


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Silver has a specific gravity of 10.5, and a melting point of 1760F (960C.) - almost 200F below that of gold.


Source: http://www.handyharmancanada.com/hbpm/silver/silver.htm




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[*] posted on 6-30-2005 at 10:02 PM


Oh, thank you! I had no idea it was that high. Now it leads to another question....

What could be used in modern day society to melt silver? Would an industrial strength, gas-powered furnace as would be found in a factory do it? Perhaps something more specific? Within the bounds of the story, the factory can be any type and will be closed and abandoned. The furnace can be any type as long as it's gas powered because in an abandoned factory, propane can be hooked up to replace gas, but they wouldn't have a generator available to replace electricity.

If you don't know, I don't want to put you to any trouble. It's just the last question mark section I have in my outline.

Thank you for the temperature! You rock!
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[*] posted on 7-2-2005 at 01:22 PM


Sorry, can't find the answer to that one at the moment. I'll keep searching later if I find time.



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[*] posted on 7-3-2005 at 11:50 AM


Thanks for your help, Robert! I completely suck at research. I usually have tricks, like writing to someone on www.allexperts.com to ask questions relating to specifics. But I doubt there's an "old furnaces" expert on there for this one. I wouldn't even know where to start looking.

But listen, I don't want you to do anything that will take you away from your own writing. I'm perfectly ok with the concept of literary license and simple omission. If I can't find specifics, I'll just be as vague as possible about the furance itself. I mean really, what does the reader need to know other than "It's hot"?
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[*] posted on 7-3-2005 at 09:50 PM


Heh, true. Have you tried search engines, though? That's how I found my answers so far. I was surprised at how easy it was.



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