Question
Thu April 10, 2014 By: Urdhvi Gaur

How to differentiate solid , liqud and gas in 10 points ?

Expert Reply
Fri April 11, 2014

Property

Solid

Liquid

Gas

Shape

Fixed shape and

No fixed shape but

No fixed shape

Forces of attraction between the particles

Strongest

Weaker than solids

Negligible

Density

Highest

Less than solids

Least

Packing of particles

Particles are packed very close to each another.

Particles are packed less close to each other.

Particles are packed very far from each other.

Kinetic Energy of particles

Very small

Higher than solids

Highest

Rate of diffusion

Very low

Higher than solids

Highest

Compressibility

Negligible

Higher than solids

Highest

Volume

fixed volume

fixed volume

No fixed volume

Example

Ice

Water

Water vapour

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