How does heat affect matter during change of state?

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Nov 25, 2017

Answer:

Changes the state of said matter.

Explanation:

When particles gain energy (they gain heat), they undergo a transformation in order to accommodate this.

When a particle gains energy, it gets excited. As a result, the atomic attraction becomes weaker and they break free from each other. This leads to the matter increasing in volume: solid -> liquid -> gas.

On the other hand, when a particle loses energy (gets colder), the attraction becomes stronger and they get together. This results in matter decreasing in volume: gas -> liquid -> solid.

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