Powder to solid

  1. Nov 28, 2012 #1
    Hello, how could I make a powder became solid ? Do I need some chemical that can solidify it ?

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  3. Nov 28, 2012 #2

    chemisttree

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    While technically a powder is a solid, I'm sure you are asking about how to agglomerate a powder into a solid object. This can be done in a variety of ways. Trivially, you could add a reagent that reacted with the powder to produce another solid as is the case for adding water to portland cement powder. Or you could add a solvent/plasticizer to a powdered resin or latex and allow them to form a solid object as is done with latex paints. You could also sinter the powder into a solid object as is done with ceramics and powdered metals.
     
  4. Nov 29, 2012 #3
    having for example sugar in fine powder what chemical would you add to solidify it ?
     
  5. Nov 30, 2012 #4
    why did you want to glue mather together?
     
  6. Nov 30, 2012 #5
    what chemical do they use to make med pills out of powder ?
     
  7. Dec 2, 2012 #6

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    Stearic acid. You should look up the terms 'binder' and 'pill' for a more complete list.
     
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