Which state of matter takes on the shape of a container?

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Dec 15, 2016

Answer:

#"Does a solid?"# #"Nope"#. #"Does a liquid?"# #"Not totally."#

Explanation:

#"But does a gas?"#

Yes indeed they does. And #"Dalton's Law of Partial Pressures"# states that in a gaseous mixture, the pressure exerted by a component gas, is the same pressure it would exert if it ALONE occupied the container. Partial pressures of component gases thus add together to give the total pressure.