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Characteristics of Particles of Matter

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Characteristics of particles or matter:

Particles of matter have space between them:

Particles of one type of matter get into the spaces between particles of the other. This shows that there is enough space between particles of matter.

Particles of matter are continuously moving:

Particles of matter are continuously moving as they posses kinetic energy with the increase of temperature kinetic energy of the particles also increases and particles move faster.

Particles of matter attract each other:

Particles of matter have force acting between them. This force keeps the particles together. The strength of this force of attraction varies from one kind of matter to another

From the above fig it is obvious that it  would be easier to break a piece of chawlk than the iron ball. This is because the particles in the iron ball are held together with greater force than that of the chawlk.

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