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Chapter 12, Problem 3E
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From a molecular viewpoint, explain the differences among gases, liquids, and solids.

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

The differences among gases, liquids and solids from a molecular viewpoint are to be explained.

Concept Introduction:

Intermolecular forces or cohesive forces keep the molecules or atoms combined together.

Intermolecular forces depend upon the types of molecules or atoms present in the substance and the distance of separation between them.

Explanation of Solution

The differences between solids, liquids, and gases, from a molecular viewpoint lie in the interaction of the molecules. Intermolecular forces depend upon the types of molecules or atoms present in the substance and the distance of separation between them. Intermolecular interaction among different states of matter is maximum for solids, moderately for liquids, and minimum for gases.

Solids have strong intermolecular forces due to which the molecules in the solids are tightly packed and appear rigid and dense. The separation between the molecules is very low to prevent the free movement of the molecules so that they can be arranged into rigid lattices. Solid molecules acquire no thermal energy...

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