Chemistry (12th Edition)

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

Chapter 2 - Matter and Change - 2 Assessment: 87

Answer

A gas expands to fill space but it does not have a shape or volume without a container. However, solid has particle packed together tightly thus they always has a definite shape and volume and can maintain its shape without the use of a container.

Work Step by Step

A gas has particles that are free to move and are not tightly packed. Gas expands to fill space but it does not have a shape or volume without a container because the particles are spaced far apart. However, solid has particle packed together tightly thus they always has a definite shape and volume and can maintain its shape without the use of a container.
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