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# Are solid liquid and gas physical properties?

## Are solid liquid and gas physical properties?

Matter and Its States. Matter typically exists in one of three states: solid , liquid , or gas . The state a given substance exhibits is also a physical property. All substances can exist in any of these three states.

## Why do solids liquids and gases have different physical properties?

Solids, liquids and gases are different mainly because of their lattice arrangements and the cohesive forces between the molecules. The cohesive forces between their molecules are also very weak. This gives gases their property to flow and compressibility.

Do the three states of matter have different properties?

There are three states of matter: solid; liquid and gas. They have different properties, which can be explained by looking at the arrangement of their particles. This is the theoretical temperature at which particles have the least amount of energy and the slowest movement.

How are gases and solids alike and different?

While solids have certain shape and volume, liquids only have definite volume but not shape, gases neither have shape nor volume. The level of energy is highest in gases, medium in liquid and lowest in solids.

### What are the properties of liquids and gases?

The properties of liquids are: Variable shape. Fixed volume. Not easily compressed. High density. The properties of gases are: Variable shape. Variable volume. Easily compressed. Very low density. Water exists naturally on Earth in all three states – as ice, liquid water and water vapour. (Image: Mariamichelle, Pixabay)

### Which is more compressible gas or solid or liquid?

The gaseous state has the highest compressibility as compared to solids and liquids. The rate is diffusion is higher than solids and liquids. The kinetic energy of particles is higher than solids and liquids. An example of gases: air, helium, nitrogen, oxygen, carbon dioxide, etc.

How are liquids different from other states of matter?

In a liquid state of matter, particles are less tightly packed as compared to solids. Liquids take the shape of the container in which they are kept. Liquids are difficult to compress as particles have less space between them to move. Liquids have fixed volume but no fixed shape. The rate of diffusion in liquids is higher than that of solids.