Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 17 - Reading Check Questions (Comprehension): 21

Answer

Increasing the temperature of the solid increases the average kinetic energy of the atoms/molecules, which means they vibrate more violently, and the bonds between them are more likely to be broken.

Work Step by Step

This is discussed on page 327.
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