Question #0ba61

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Aug 24, 2017

Answer:

MOST Energetic: Plasma > Gas > Liquid > Solid LEAST Energetic.

Explanation:

In chemistry we are usually talking about the kinetic energy of the atoms. The higher the energy, the more "movement", thus the more average space between atoms.

So, less dense phases have more kinetic energy than more dense phases. If I may throw in a "plasma" as a state of matter, the energy sequence is:

MOST Energetic: Plasma > Gas > Liquid > Solid LEAST Energetic.