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Fluid may not have a definite shape but it does have definite ____________.
Volume
Describe how paricles in a solid are arranged.
The particles in a solid are packed tightly together and stay in fixed positions, a solid has a definite shape and volume.
Describe Crystalline solids.
Crystalline solids are solids made up of crystals.
Give an example of a crystaline structure.
Snowflakes
Salt
Sugar
Sand
Describe an amorphous solid.
An amorphous solid is a solid that has particles that are not arranged in a regular pattern.
Give an example of an amorphous solid.
Plastic
Ruber
Glass
Butter
What are the types of solids?
Crystaline and Amorphous
Describe what a solid is.
A state of matter that has definite volume and definate shape.
Describe a liquid.
Aliquid is a state of matter that has not shape other than the container housing it.
What is Viscosity?
It is the resistance of a liquid to flowing.
What is a gas?
It is a state of matter that changes volume depending on the container it is in.
Gas has no definite shape and no definite volume because...
Gas particles spread apart, filing all the space that is available to them.
How does the movement of particles in a liquid help to explain the shape and volume of liquids?
The particles of a liquid are free to move beacuse there is not a definite shape.