Introductory Chemistry (5th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 032191029X
ISBN 13: 978-0-32191-029-5

Chapter 3 - Matter and Energy - Exercises - Questions: 8

Answer

Gases are highly compressible due to the large space between atoms or molecules.

Work Step by Step

Liquids and gases are far harder to compress due to their molecule already being tightly packed. In gases, molecules exist relatively far apart from each other. It is easier to reduce this large distance than to force already closely packed molecules even closer together.
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