Chemistry: Molecular Approach (4th Edition)

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

Chapter 11 - Exercises: 3

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The main differences in liquids, solids and gasses are caused due to the inter-molecular forces. Liquids have stronger inter-molecular forces as compared to gasses, hence they have higher density and volume and cannot be compressed. However, liquids have less inter-molecular forces as compared to solids, so they cannot retain their shape and assume the shape of container.

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