Hi there, peoples of DA. I have some random probably a little bit bizarre questions that you may or may not be able to answer. Usually my Google-fu is pretty damn ace if I do say so myself but I was not able to ascertain the answers to these questions bubbling in my brain. Sometimes it helps to talk to people directly because YOU might know the right combination of words to throw at Google or you might even have all the information I need and just be able to tell me (if it's not too much of a bother).
I am NOT asking you to do my research for me. If you don't know, then you don't know. I mean, if you wanted to try your hand at Google-fuing these questions, that would be lovely but I'm not asking you guys to be my crackmonkey research team..... amusing as the idea of having a crackmonkey research team might be.
I would just like to know if you happen to know these things or know where I can find decent, easily digestible information on them without having to read through an entire encyclopedia.
With all that out of the way, onto the random
Jesus Christ I'm a weirdo
1.)What would happen if I took a common composite rock and did the following:
Melt, high pressure, fast cooling. (Obsidian?)
Melt, high pressure, slow cooling. (Crystal?)
Melt, low pressure, fast cooling.
Melt, low pressure, slow cooling.
Melt, high pressure, instant/superfast cooling.
Melt, low pressure, instant/superfast cooling.
What would happen if you superheated rock then threw it immediately into a supercold environment?
What would happen if pressure changed during the cooling process from low to high or vice versa?
What would happen if cooling started slow and sped up or vice versa?
Has anyone ever done any experiments to see what would happen if certain chemicals or compounds were added to molten rock before the cooling process? Like.... what would happen if I added an acid solution or large amounts of bizmuth? Or talc, metal, glass, sand, diamond dust and on and on. (I know, I'm a fucking weirdo.
Now if I did all that with, say, a quartz crystal, would the results be different? My guess (emphasis on the word guess) is that all this is just the rearranging of the same basic molecules so I imagine the results would not be different ultimately, ne?
Are there any other interesting circumstances you can think of that might produce different results? If so, feel free to share.
2.) What would happen if I took a very large amount of matter, like say, a half-ton of metal, and condensed it down to the size of a baseball? It would necessarily become more dense, right? But what else would happen? Would it become radioactive? Would it break apart once the condensing force relaxed? Would the effect be different if I used a half-ton of wood or plastic or rock or composite materials?
3.) If I burn a piece of pine and a piece of cherrywood into ash, will the ash be the same or would the resultant ash samples be different and if so, in what ways? Would you be able to tell the difference between volcanic ash, wood ash, plastic ash, or any other kind of ash? I imagine so but how?
4.) What happens if you burn ash? ಠ_ಠ Do you get more ash? Does it just get finer and finer until it turns into smoke? Is there anything particularly interesting that can be done with ash? Mix it with something else, create awesome effect?
5.) All those questions from question 1 applied to glass..... sorrryyy. I know, I'm a pain in the ass. XD
If you have any other thoughts related or any tangentially related thoughts, please do share. I'm interested in hearing people's thoughts and knowledge and wisdom on the matter. I don't expect to get too much in the way of answer but anything would be nice.