What is the difference between molten and melted.?
Molten butter and melted butter. Does it matter to the butter if it is either?
- Doc WatsonLv 77 years agoFavourite answer
Although both of the previous answers are right in their own way, the big difference between the two is that one (molton) is the process of melting something while the other (melted) is the results of that process where something that was solid has been liquefied.
The term molten is pretty much obsolete except within the fields (like casting glass or wax or bronze or in clinical lab work) where the process is applied.
- DebraLv 45 years ago
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Melting is a process that results in the change of a substance from a solid to a liquid. The internal energy of a solid substance is increased to a specific temperature (called the melting point) at which it changes to the liquid phase. An object that has melted completely is molten.
- Gretchen SLv 77 years ago
"Molten" is always an adjective. "Melted" can be a verb or an adjective. Also, "molten" is more often used to describe material that liquefies at a higher temperature than those described as "melted." That is an opinion/generality.
- Anonymous4 years ago
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- ANGELALv 77 years ago
In melted, the more important quality is the fact that it is liquified. (I.E-in a recipe, melted chocolate, melted butter--they're not that hot, but they are liquid.)
Molten refers to something that is liquified at a significantly higher temperature, such as metal or rock.
- MarkLv 67 years ago
"Molten" is an adjective. "Melted" is a verb -- the past tense of "melt".