What are the properties of liquids?

1 Answer
Jul 20, 2016

While it can follow the shape of the container, it does not occupy space of the container.


The molecules inside liquids move more rapidly than solids but do not move as rapidly as in gas. This affects other properties like heat transfer. In solids, the heat transfer is dominated by heat conduction. In liquids, there is increased level of convection based heat transfer.

Unlike molecules in gas, molecules in liquid can form hydrogen bonds, ion-dipole bond, induced-dipole bond, dispersion forces etc. These interactions bring the molecules closer to each other giving a smaller intermolecular distance.