Why density of substance in the solid state is more than in the liquid state?


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2011-05-30 15:29:52
2011-05-30 15:29:52

well there is no rule that solids are denser than liquids. Some liquids are denser than solids.

take an example of water. when in solid state the density of ice is less than that of water.But as ice melts and its tempertaure raises till 4degrees its density increases and is more than that of ice.This is anomolous expansion of water.

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Because the atoms or molecules in a gas are several orders of magnitude further apart than they are in a liquid or solid.

No: solid is a state of matter. A substance can be in solid and/or liquid and/or gaseous state.

The melting point is the temperature at which a substance changes from its solid state to its liquid state.

as density is equal to mass per unit volume. for any substance, volume does not remain same in its three(solid, liquid and gas) state. so density vary when volume changes for different states of a substance

When a substance changes from solid to liquid, it melts.

Melting is when a substance changes state from a solid to a liquid.

The molecules of a substance move closer to each other when the substance changes its state from solid to liquid.

When a substance is melting, there is equilibrium between the solid and liquid state, meaning it is both a solid and a liquid.

The process by which a substance changes from the solid state to the liquid state is called melting.

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If a substance that exists in liquid state was not in liquid state then it was in its other states of matter namely solid, gaseous.

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because the particles have more freedom of movement in a liquid than they do in a solid.

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