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How do molecules of solid move?

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April 06, 2017 4:14PM

Not counting how they all move together as the object moves;

each molecule moves around its own location (often said to vibrate) at a speed that depends on the temperature of the object.

If the temp gets high enough, then the molecule(s) can break loose of the bonds that hold them in place ... either liquefying or evaporating.

At absolute zero they don't move, theoretically (for that temp has never been reached).

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