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The particles in solids do not move fast enough to overcome the strong attraction between them. So, they vibrate in place. Particles of a liquid move fast enough to overcome some of the attraction between them. The particles are close together but can slide past one another. The particles in a gas move fast enough to overcome almost all of the attraction between them. The particles are far apart and move independently of one another. Credits to Holt Science & Technology: Physical Science.

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Q: Explian the motion of particles in solids liquids and gases?
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Explain how the motion of particles differ in gases liquid and solids?

The motion of particles in gasses, liquids, and solids are all different. Gas particles can move much more quickly than solids.

How does the motion of the particles of a solid differ from the motion of the particles of a liquid?

The particles(atoms or molecules solids don't move to much and the particles in liquids always move

Who is the motion of particles different in solids liquids and gases?

They move at different speeds and densities

How do the particles move in solids?

Particles within are limited to vibrational motion, unlike the particles which make up liquids which can have vibrational & translational motion, and gaseous particles which have vibrational, translational and rotational motion.

Are the particles of gas packed tightly together?

No, they are not packed tightly together. The particles in solids are. In gas, they move in random motion and are the furthest apart, compared to solids and liquids. Hope this helps :)

Spacing of particles in solids and liquids?


Is the attraction in particles stronger in liquids then solids?

No attractions in particles are not in liquid it's stronger in solids

Describe the arrangement and movement of the particles in all three states of matter?

solids are compact, liquids are a little more spread out, and gases are the most spaced. Solids have rarely any motion, liquids a little more, and gas the most. Forces are strongest in solids, then liquids, then gases.

How does the kinetic theory of matter relate to solids liquids and gases?

the kinetic theory of matter says that all matter is made of particles that are in constant motion. Matter is made of constantly moving particles, which tells us how the matter in solids, liquids, and gases behaves.

Solids liquids and gases are made up of these?


How are particles organized in solids and liquids?

almost together

How can solids become liquids and liquids to solids?

Solids become liquids when the temperature reaches melting point, groups of particles start to brake away from each other. This is when the solid starts becoming a liquid. Liquids become solids on cooling, the particles move slower and become a solid.

What are similarities between liquids gases and solids?

They all have Particles.

Are liquids and solids particles heavier than gas particles?

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Difference in the particles in solids versus liquids and gases?

Solids are more closely packed.

What are the movement of particles within solids liquids and gasses?


How are solids liquids and gasses alike?

they are both made of particles

What is the similarity between the particles of liquids and solids?

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Why are liquids and solids are incompressable?

because there particles are close together and then there is no space to compress the particles

Is there space between the particles of gas?

Particles of gas have the largest space out of solids and liquids

Why do liquids flow but solids dont?

In the liquid, the particles are not compact but in a solid, the particles are compact.

What does the particle theory suggest about the motion of the particles of solids liquids and gases when they are heated?

When a solid, liquid or gas is heated the particles in the substance speed up and gets less dense. The particles also spreads out.

How does the motion of the particles relate to the state of matter?

In solids, the particles are packed closely together and only vibrate. In liquids, the particles are more loose, flow, and can move around more. In gases, the particles are free to move around.

Do liquids have a higher particle speed than solids?

Yes. Liquids are liquid because the particles are moving fast and bumping into each other so you get the sliding motion of liquid. Solids have the slowest particle movement of any form of matter. For the longest time it was believed that the particles in solids do not even move, however, scientists have found that the particles do move as they simply vibrate in place.

How do solids keep their shape?

As opposed to liquids, whose particles are packed loosely, and gases, whose particles are barely hanging together, solids' particles are packed very tightly. Other solids whose particles are packed more loosely and liquids/gasses cannot break through the particles of the tighter-packed particles.