Chemistry (12th Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0132525763
ISBN 13: 978-0-13252-576-3

Chapter 13 - States of Matter - 13 Assessment: 41

Answer

Intermolecular forces reduce the space between particles in a liquid. Therefore, liquid is a condensed state of matter and cannot be compressed with an increase in pressure. Gases are able to be compressed because there is empty space in between particles. This explains why liquids have a higher density than gases.

Work Step by Step

Intermolecular forces reduce the space between particles in a liquid. Therefore, liquid is a condensed state of matter and cannot be compressed with an increase in pressure. Gases are able to be compressed because there is empty space in between particles. This explains why liquids have a higher density than gases.
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