States of matter and forces

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Netpheel Wang 4L
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States of matter and forces

Postby Netpheel Wang 4L » Sun Nov 11, 2018 8:53 pm

How can we easily remember which states of matter are associated with which internolecular force?

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Re: States of matter and forces

Postby 404536963 » Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:00 am

Solids have the lowest kinetic energy (because their particles are moving the slowest) so they are closely attracted to each other. So solids have the highest intermolecular force because their particles are attracted to each other the most. Then liquid, then gas.

Xingzheng Sun 2K
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Re: States of matter and forces

Postby Xingzheng Sun 2K » Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:12 am

There is no definite determination on which force results in which state of matter because it depends on the element. However, the stronger the intermolecular force is, the more likely it will be solid; the weaker it is, the more to be gas.

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Re: States of matter and forces

Postby Nikitha_lakshminarayanan3I » Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:42 am

It's easier to think of the states in relation to how densely packed the atoms are. Solids have atoms that are densely packed and have strong attractions. Thus, they will have stronger bonds.


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