Believe or not, the glass is made of sand that was liquid. You could make glass heating regular sand until it melts and turns into a liquid. You will not find that occurring on your local beach: the sand melts in the high temperatures of 1700°. When molten sand cools, it does not return into the yellow stuff you started with: a total transformation and benefits a different inner structure. But, it does not matter how much you cool the sand, it never quite sets to a sound. Instead, it becomes a type of liquid or what materials scientists refer to as an amorphous solid.
It’s as a cross between a solid and a liquid with many the crystalline arrangement of a solid and many the molecular randomness of a liquid. Glass is a popular material in our homes because it’s all sorts of useful properties. Aside from being translucent, it is cheap to make, easy to form when it is molten, resistant to heat when it is put, inert, and it may be recycled any number of times.
How’s glass made?
When US scientists tested a prototype of the atomic bomb in the New Mexico desert the explosion turned into the sand in the immediate field of the effect into the glass. , there are simpler and less extreme methods of earning glass, but all they need amounts of heat. At a glass plant, sand is blended with waste glass, soda ash, and limestone and heated in an oven. The soft drink reduces the sand point, which will help to save energy during manufacture, but it’s an unfortunate drawback: it generates a type of glass which would dissolve in water. The limestone is added to stop that occurring. The final product is known as soft drink lime silica glass. It is the regular glass we could see around us.