Chemistry

# How does the temperature of a solid affect its volume?

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Temperature is closely linked up to volume. In a solid the species are closely packed. As temperature increase so does the molecular vibrations. At a critical temperature the vibrational energy is sufficiently high that the species break their packing and thus melt into a liquid.

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## Related Questions

the higher the temperature, the higher the volume of a solid - michelle strafer

As a general rule, increasing the temperature will increase the volume of a liquid (or a solid or a gas)

The volume of a solid depends on the temperature.

High temperature makes the volume greater.

As the temperature of a gas increases, so does the volume.

Yes. An increase in temperature will cause an increase in volume, while a decrease in temperature will cause a decrease in volume.

An increase in temperature will cause an increase in volume, while a decrease in temperature will cause a decrease in volume.

when it is cold temperature it forms a solid

Volume ChangesThe volume of any solid, liquid, or gas will change with changes in temperature.

Generally, heat added to materials causes an increase in volume as well as temperature. If the volume is contained (as with gases), the temperature increases the pressure.

Temperature has everything to do when it comes to affecting how fast a solid will dissolve. If the temperature is hotter, the solid will dissolve faster than if it was colder.

the amount of solid there is and the temperature might also affect the amount of a solid that dissolves.

Yes, it does affect the volume. The relationship between them can be explained by the equation pV=nRT (pressure x volume = number of moles of gas x molar gas constant x temperature). Therefore, there is a direct proportionality between temperature and volume. If the temperature doubles, so does the volume.

Volume is a measure of how much space something takes up. Temperature and pressure affect volume.

Yes, the size (volume and mass) and the type of the cup will affect its temperature

No, it does not affect things that are not solid or things that can hold volume. Such as gas. etc

A solid has a definite shape and volume. (but the volume may change with temperature)A liquid has a definite volume but not a definite shape, and a gas has no definite volume or shape.

The volume in a solid will hardly change. A large change in pressure will only cause an insignificant change in volume.

The volume of most substances will reduce if the substance changes from liquid to solid.

The dye will not affect the temperature of the water unless you have very small quantities of water. There can be a change of temperature when a solid dissolves but we are unlikely to observe this if there is a small amount of solid compared to the volume of water. If you are using less than a cup of water you may observe a temperature change.

To predict how temperature will affect the volume of a gas, pressure must remain constant. Volume in gases decreases with increase in pressure.

Your question is poorly worded. However, I think you are asking: "A solid usually has a fixed volume; why?" It's a matter of degrees - literally. Very few solids have a fixed volume without a context of temperature and pressure. A given volume of virtually any solid will be altered by temperature.