How would you describe the particle motion of a cold liquid?

1 Answer
Feb 12, 2017

They have low kinetic energy and vibrational, rotational, and translational motion.


Particles in liquid states have low kinetic energy (meaning they also have a low temperature). The attraction between each particle is weak enough for each to flow past one another, but strong enough to hold their "shape".

The particles of a liquid have 3 kinetic motion: vibrational, rotational, and translational. All these motions apply in this scenario.

The "cold" is a little redundant in this case, because that would just further describe the kinetic energy of the particles, in which they move slower than a hot liquid.

Hope this helps :)