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Properties of States of Matter

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Properties of States of Matter - solid liquid gas

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  • State of Matter
  • Arrangement
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  • Properties - Flow
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  • Properties - Compression
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  • Solid
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  • The particles can vibrate about a fixed point, but can't move around.
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  • PROPERTIES: Solids can't flow.  REASON FOR PROPERTIES: The particles can't move past each other. 
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  • PROPERTIES: Solids can't be compressed.  REASON FOR PROPERTIES: The particles are very close and can't move any closer.
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  • Liquid
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  • Particles can move around each other, but they are close together and arranged in a random way.
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  • PROPERTIES: Liquids can flow and take the shape of their container (at the bottom). REASON FOR PROPERTIES: The particles can move around one another. 
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  • PROPERTIES: Liquids can't be compressed REASON FOR PROPERTIES: The particles are very close together and can't move any closer.
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  • Gas
  • Particles are far apart and arranged in a random way. They move very quickly around and sometimes collide with each other.
  • PROPERTIES: Gases can flow and completely fill their container. REASON FOR PROPERTIES: Particles move in every direction quickly.
  • PROPERTIES: Gases can be compressed. REASON FOR PROPERTIES: Particles are far apart so they can move closer together.

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