What is the expansion of a solid?

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The expansion of a solid is where objects change their size when subjected to high temperature such as by heating. The objects change their sizes slowly unlike the fluids that do it rapidly due to the melting point of fluids being higher than that of solid objects.
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When a solid is heated its particles gain more energy and begin to vibrate more. The particles move further apart and the solid is thicker and longer. A classic experiment for this
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It sometimes happens that the sections of pavement of a road expand when it gets hot in the sun and their length is too long for the space available.
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We used to keep dry ice (-78C) in antifreeze all the time and it would just be a little thick. But that was methanol antifreeze, I think. Anyhow, antifreeze does need to be mixed
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