Written by Jerry Ratzlaff on . Posted in Classical Mechanics

matter phasesphase to phase transition 5Liquids, abbreviated as LIQ, have a specific volume and can hold any shape it is contained within.   Depending on its elements, the density and weight will vary.  A liquids molecules are close together with no particular pattern and continually move past each other, this allows it to flow and move about.   Having little space between the molecules leaves little room to compress. 

There are four phases of matter: gas, liquid, plasma, and solid.



Liquid Properties

 Properties Gas Liquid Solid
Compressibility Yes Low No
Density Low Moderate High
Expandability Yes Yes No
Intermolecule force strength Weak Moderate Strong
Particle Movement Free movement Free movement No free movement
Shape Infinite Infinite Fixed
Shear Resistance Yes Yes No
Viscosity Low Varies No
Volume Infinite Fixed Fixed


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