Chemistry: Molecular Approach (4th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0134112830
ISBN 13: 978-0-13411-283-1

Chapter 1 - Exercises - Page 36: 9


Solid Liquid Gas

Work Step by Step

In solids, atoms pack very closely to each other in fixed positions. Their atoms don't move randomly past each other. Example: ice In liquids, atoms pack closely like solids; however, they are able to move around freely in a random mater. Liquids will occupy the shape of whatever container they are in. Example: water In gaseous state, atoms move around freely and randomly. They also have lots of space between them. Gases can be compressible if added pressure. Example: Carbon dioxide gas at room temperature
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