Introductory Chemistry (5th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 032191029X
ISBN 13: 978-0-32191-029-5

Chapter 3 - Matter and Energy - Exercises - Questions: 6

Answer

Liquids have indefinite shape and definite volume.

Work Step by Step

They spread out to take the shape of their container, but will not necessarily fill it. At the molecular level, their atoms or molecules are slightly more spread out than those of solids, but remain in close proximity. This means that their molecules have a higher average kinetic energy.
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