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Date: February 2004


Question:
At what temperature does a car tire melt and at what temperature does asphalt melt?



Replies:
Neither tire rubber nor asphalt "melt" in the usual sense of the term. They soften over a range of temperature depending upon the composition. Asphalt will 'flow' if it is hot enough but that is not usually considered "melting" which is usually confined to cases where the transition occurs at a sharp temperature.

Vince Calder



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