|MadSci Network: Chemistry|
When I was a boy, there were three states of matter. Solid Liquid Gas Then people came up with a fourth state, called plasma. This state occurs at very high temperature, when all molecules break up into atoms, and the atoms become ionized. Recently, scientists have discovered the Bose-Einstein condensate, which can be thought of as the opposite of a plasma. It occurs at ultra-low temperature, close to the point that the atoms are not moving at all. This is being called the 5th state of matter.
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