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  1. #1 Wet to dry 
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    First of all, hello everyone.


    I was thinking about this last night - would it be possible to have a material that is damp, but when heated (with a flame for example) it dries and hardens?


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    YES


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    fizzlooney, a more detailed response would be good. It was a yes or no question, but still, the poster is likely after some details as well.
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    clay is a fantastic example of this. decomposed granite will behave that way, when heated it becomes very hard and stiff, and if heated enough, it will become less brittle. but, when wet (even damp) it is very soft and pliable, but by removing the water it will harden.

    I'm sure someone more versed in chemistry will have a host of other examples that could have the same general properties.
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    Cheese perhaps.
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    Bread dough?
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