# Is there an element with no liquid state? [closed]

I know this question might be dumb but, is there an element that will go directly from solid to gas, with almost no visible or no liquid state? Just a random curious question.

• Are you asking if some elements sublimate in atm. pressure, or if at all pressures. – Mithoron Jan 30 '19 at 16:40
• yes i am asking if it sublimes at normal pressure and temperature yes – Danii Jan 30 '19 at 18:11
• @Danii well $\ce{CO2}$ sublimes if the pressure is below 5.1 atm. – Tyberius Jan 30 '19 at 18:30
• Wait? Temperature? You're getting it even more muddled. You can pick only one variable here otherwise sublimation would need to be in this exact point. Carbon heated at 1 atm. to over 4000 K sublimes not melts. Arsenic does so at over 600 deg. C – Mithoron Jan 31 '19 at 19:06

• The answer is a bit misleading. Solid iodine will sublime as $\ce{I2}$ at "normal pressure and temperature," but at normal pressure arsenic must be heated to around 600 C. // user Mithoron also mentioned that carbon will sublime. Not sure what allotrope or at what temperature. – MaxW Jan 30 '19 at 20:51