The Marvellous Process Of Melting Sand Into Glass

LetsMeltThisPublished: August 25, 2016413 views
Published: August 25, 2016

In order to melt sand into glass you need temperatures over 3090° F / 1700° C. Melting sand at these temperatures while being able to capture it on camera was made possible by the use of our HHO torch. The HHO torch produces an extremely high flame temperature capable of melting sand while limiting the amount of heat that radiates off of the object.

If you are wondering whether this is just an ordinary beach sand filmed in 4k with a special lens that allowed us to zoom in on the individual grains of sand, you will be surprised to hear just how quiet an HHO torch is when it operates. Amazing right?

Did you know that you can make glass by heating ordinary sand (which is mostly made of silicon dioxide) until it melts and turns into liquid. However, that doesn’t mean that you will see that happening on your local beach because sand melts at the incredibly high temperature of 1700°C (3090°F).

Now you see it, now you don't. Glass is a riddle and believe it or not, it is made from liquid sand. Glass is hard enough to protect us, but shatters with incredible ease when broken. Glass is made from opaque sand and yet it is completely transparent. Is it magic? The mysterious glass behaves like a solid material, but it is actually a sort of weird liquid in disguise!

Watch closely and enjoy this amazing video that shows close footage of the entire process of melting sand into glass!

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