Melting Definition

Chemistry Glossary Definition of Melting

Ice cream in a bowl
An example of melting is seen when ice cream changes from a solid into a liquid. Chris Gramly/Getty Images

Melting Definition

Melting is the process by which a substance changes from the solid phase to the liquid phase.

Example:

Melting of an ice cube into water

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Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. "Melting Definition." ThoughtCo, Feb. 10, 2017, thoughtco.com/definition-of-melting-604568. Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. (2017, February 10). Melting Definition. Retrieved from https://www.thoughtco.com/definition-of-melting-604568 Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. "Melting Definition." ThoughtCo. https://www.thoughtco.com/definition-of-melting-604568 (accessed November 19, 2017).