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Properties of Solids, Liquids, and Gases

Key Questions

  • All liquids show the following characteristics:

    1. Liquids are almost incompressible. In liquids molecules are pretty close to each other. The molecules does not have lot of space between them. The molecules can not squeezed closer to one another.

    2. Liquids have fixed volume but no fixed shape.They have fixed volume but they do not have fixed or definite shape. If you take 100 ml of water, pour water in a cup, it will take the shape of the cup. Now pour the liquid from cup to a bottle, the liquid has changed its shape and now it has taken the shape of bottle.

    3. Liquids flow from higher to lower level.

    4. Liquids have their boiling points above room temperature, under normal conditions. The liquids on heating slowly changes to vapor or gaseous phase. This process is called boiling.

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