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Answered 2009-11-30 20:59:14

particles in a gas- are all spread out, so NOT 1 of the particles are touching.

particles in a liquid - some of the particles are touching and some of them are on their own.

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just to help some more:

the particles in a solid- are all touching, so EVERY single 1 of the particles is touching another.

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