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# Is a solid like a container?

Updated: 8/11/2023

Wiki User

9y ago

Yes. More specifically, hail is a solid form of precipitation and is generally either balls or irregular lumps of ice.

Alexandro O'Reilly

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2y ago

Wiki User

9y ago

Kind of, a solid is something that doesn't take the shape of the container it's in. For example if you put a stone in an ice-cream container it doesn't take the shape of it as a liquid would therefore it is a solid. A small container in a larger container could be a solid though.

Wiki User

14y ago

Of course. The "bottle" is solid, the water is liquid. Please ask "real" questions.

Anonymous

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3y ago

Why is sugar a solid although it flows and take the shape of container

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### Does solid takes shape?

Solid cannot shape of a container but if you look at something like sand it is still a solid though it behaves like a liquid.

### Why do you think jelly is a liquid?

It takes the shape of its container, like a liquid. It is not a solid because it takes the shape of its container, unlike a solid. Not a gas because you can see it

### Does a solid fill a container it is in?

well, it depends on the size of the solid and container.

### Can the shape of solid change?

yes by heating and solid like sugar and salt take the shape of container in which they are kept

### Why a solid does not fill the container completely?

possibly because the liquid didnt have enough volume to fill the container also because logicaly we dont really fill a container to the rim instead we get a container that is a little bigger.............just the way the human body works

### Does a solid need a container to keep its shape?

liquid take shape of the container because the liquid particles stay together but they still more around. solid does not take the shape of the container, because solid is solid. The molecules cannot form the of the container because the molecules a very near each other.Only liquid can take the shape of the container. Thank you.

### What happens to gas when it is in a solid container at now temperature?

the gas condenses to become liquid in the solid container

### Is it true a solid shapes itself like a container?

That is true. Any material that converts to a solid state takes on the shape of the form used.

### Do solids spread to fill a container?

The answer depends on the solid. If you dumped a large solid metal cube into a truck, it would not "spread outward" to fill a container. If you dumped small BBs (think BB gun BBs) into the same truck, the BBs would spread out &amp; fill the container (if you poured enough of the BBs into the container to fill it). Both are solids, but one solid will not 'spread out' like the others.

### Do solids spread outward to fill a container?

The answer depends on the solid. If you dumped a large solid metal cube into a truck, it would not "spread outward" to fill a container. If you dumped small BBs (think BB gun BBs) into the same truck, the BBs would spread out &amp; fill the container (if you poured enough of the BBs into the container to fill it). Both are solids, but one solid will not 'spread out' like the others.

### How can you determine the volume of a regularly shaped solid?

Put solid in a container ; fill container with water to a known container volume; take object out of container and read the remaining volume. subtract this remaining volumefrom the known volume. This result is the volume of the regular or irregular shaped solid.

### Does a solid take up a different amount of space when it is put into a different container?

No. A solid has a definite volume no matter what container it is placed in.