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Why are solids rigid? - Chemistry

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Why are solids rigid?

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Solution

The intermolecular forces of attraction that are present in solids are very strong. The constituent particles of solids cannot move from their positions i.e., they have fixed positions. However, they can oscillate about their mean positions. This is the reason solids are rigid.

Concept: Amorphous and Crystalline Solids
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NCERT Class 12 Chemistry
Chapter 1 The Solid State
Q 1 | Page 4

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