Why doubt the odds? More than seventy-five percent of the tests proved Gooyuck to be liquid. Also the few tests that supported the opinion that Gooyuck is a solid were decently split between the two states of matter and left you on the fence about which to conclude the substance as. I believe that the substance is a liquid because of its ability to let solids pass through it, become a solid when cooled, and many other traits in which it shares with other liquids. If you examine the facts and observe the behavior to certain tests, it is as clear as crystal which property of matter it belongs under. Have you ever watched ice cubes as they fall into the water, or cupped it in your hands while washing them? Well, three tests that we did go along with those observations.
They support the fact that Gooyuck is liquid and are called the slow finger poke test, cool test, and the shape test. For the slow finger poke test, you had to put your finger through the sample slowly. When this was tested, the finger went through smoothly and without difficulty all the way to the bottom of the cup. Some of the substance is left on the finger like another liquid would. The procedure for the shape test was to roll the Gooyuck into a ball and see how long it would stay in tact, but it barely did.
Almost immediately after being rolled up, it began to reliquify. When left in the refrigerator overnight, it froze like water turning into ice. So, it obviously reacts the same way any other liquid would. What do you observe when maple syrup or mustard spread out across your plate? By pouring and observing the conformity, we find that the colloid is similar to liquids in those ways.
During the pour test, where we poured the substance from one container to another, Gooyuck does not come out in one piece, but pours. As it transfers to the other container, it takes the shape of the container, and I cannot think of one solid that does that. As you can see, Gooyuck mimics the ways in which liquids would react, rather than solids.There may be some things you truly believe prove the substance solid, but do not jump to conclusions just yet. When dropped from 50 centimeters it may not have splattered like most liquids, however not all would.
For example, chocolate syrup does not splatter when dropped from that height. Also, after it hit the counter, the Gooyuck started spreading out across the table. Some think that the shatter test proved one hundred percent solid because the hammer did not go through it, but would a solid leave behind residue on the tool? When solids are melted they become completely liquified. Gooyuck dripped from the sides and chalky in the middle, not completely liquified. Sorry, looks like liquid wins by a landslide.
In the end, the tests either won a point for the liquid team or gave them partial credit. The slow poke, shape, pour, conformity, and cool test all prove the substance’s state of matter. I have complete confidence that it is not solid. I advise you to as well. Comparisons between Gooyuck and other liquids are an endless list.
Overall, the evidence makes the answer crystal clear and undoubtedly supports my point.