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What are the three states of matter ? Define each of them with two examples.

Solution

The three states of matter are solids, liquids and gases :

  • Solids - A solid has a definite shape and definite volume.
    Example – wood, stone, iron, ice etc.
  • Liquid - A liquid has a definite volume but not definite shape.
    Example - water, juice, milk, oil, etc.
  • Gases - A gas neither has definite shape nor a definite volume.
    Example - air, hydrogen, oxygen, watervapour etc.
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Solution What Are the Three States of Matter ? Define Each of Them with Two Examples. Concept: Main Postulates of Kinetic Molecular Theory of Matter.
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