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    Well, i have a quick question and theres a possibility that its going to make me look like a huge idiot:

    Is there an absolute high, just like there is an absolute zero?

    For example, is there some temperature at which atoms can no longer exist because they have too much energy and just altogether fall apart?

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    At sufficiently high temperatures atoms will "fall apart" or more precisely be separated into its parts (electrons and nucleus). However, even in this state temperature is defined.


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    What do you mean by "temperature is defined"?
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    I think he means that temperature is still measurable and not at it's limit, this kind of temperature (starting at several millions of degrees) is where matter becomes a plasma of just nuclei and individual electrons, as far as I know.
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    Does this refer to atmospheric altitude relative to man made compass directions?
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