How do solids, liquids, and gases differ?

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How do solids, liquids, and gases differ?

 

 

a solid has a fixed volume and rigid shape; gases assume the shape of their container; liquids always assume the shape and volume of their container

in solid matter, atoms or molecules pack close to each other but, they are free to move; in liquid matter, atoms or molecules pack about as closely as they do in solid matter, they are also free to move; in gaseous matter, atoms or molecules have a lot of space between them and are free to move relative to one another

a solid has a fixed volume and rigid shape; liquids assume the shape of their container; gases always assume the shape and volume of their container

in solid matter, atoms or molecules pack close to each other in fixed locations; in gases, atoms or molecules pack about as closely as they do in solid matter, but they are free to move; in liquid matter, atoms or molecules have a lot of space between them and are 

 

asked May 5, 2012 in General Chemistry by Gummmys ~Expert~ (1,105 points)
    

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a solid has a fixed volume and rigid shape; liquids assume the shape of their container; gases always assume the shape and volume of their container
answered May 5, 2012 by kirby ~Expert~ (3,020 points)
selected May 5, 2012 by Gummmys

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