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Take salt (NaCl) for example, at a temp and pressure where it is a solid. Or ice, or gold. This is a complex, multifaceted question because I'm sure many things prevent this from happening, depending on the material, environment, etc. But let me explain how I arrived at this question: Solid objects don't seem to stick back together when broken apart. Therefore I guess in theory we could have a pile of unbonded ice molecules, each one below freezing. Would that not constitute water? Yet we never see liquids formed in such a way. Why?
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