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Why Are Gases So Easily Compressible Whereas It is Almost Impossible to Compress a Solid Or a Liquid? - Science

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Why are gases so easily compressible whereas it is almost impossible to compress a solid or a liquid?

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Solution

Gases are easily compressible as they have large inter-molecular spaces. The gas particles can come closer to each other when external pressure is applied on gases. On the other hand, it is almost impossible to compress a liquid because the intermolecular spaces in liquids are small. The particles in a solid are very close to each other. So, they cannot be compressed by applying external pressure.

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Lakhmir Singh Class 9 Chemistry - Science Part 2
Chapter 1 Matter in Our Surroundings
Long Answers | Q 52.3 | Page 20
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