My journey of remixing and understanding the source particle model for solid/liquid/gas states
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In my experimentation, you will see
Note that: reference: http://www.chem.purdue.edu/gchelp/liquids/character.html
Particles in:
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[li]gas are well separated with no regular arrangement.[/li]
[li]liquid are close together with no regular arrangement.[/li]
[li]solid are tightly packed, usually in a regular pattern.[/li]
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Particles in:
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[li]gas vibrate and move freely at high speeds.[/li]
[li]liquid vibrate, move about, and slide past each other.[/li]
[li]solid vibrate (jiggle) but generally do not move from place to place.[/li]
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Some Characteristics of Gases, Liquids and Solids and the Microscopic Explanation for the Behavior
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SolidLiquid Gas
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retains a fixed volume and shape rigid - particles locked into placeassumes the shape of the part of the container which it occupies particles can move/slide past one anotherassumes the shape and volume of its container particles can move past one another
not easily compressible little free space between particles not easily compressible little free space between particlescompressible lots of free space between particles
particles cannot move/slide past one anotherflows easily particles can move/slide past one anotherflows easily particles can move past one another