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The Three Main States of Matter Are Solids, Liquids, and Gases. Compare the Three States with Reference to the Following Characteristics of Matter - Chemistry

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Answer in Brief

The three main states of matter are solids, liquids, and gases. Compare the three states with reference to the following characteristics of matter

(a) volume
(b) shape
(c) compressibility
(d) diffusion.

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Solution

Characteristics Solids Liquids Gases
Volume Have a definite volume Have a definite volume Have no definite volume
Shape Have a definite shape Have no definite shape Have no definite shape
Compressibility Cannot be compressed Slightly compressible Highly compressible
Diffusion (Intermingling of Molecules) Cannot diffuse Shows Diffusion Diffuses very easily
Concept: States of Matter - The Solid State
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