Solid

Written by Jerry Ratzlaff on . Posted in Classical Mechanics

matter phasesphase to phase transition 5A solid has particles that are compressed together in an orderly pattern. 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Solid 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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