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A piece of chalk can be broken into small particles by hammering but a piece of iron cannot be broken into small particles by hammering. Which characteristic of the particles of matter is illustrated by these observations?

A piece of chalk can be broken into small particles by hammering but a piece of iron cannot be broken into small particles by hammering. Which characteristic of the particles of matter is illustrated by these observations?

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Pawan Prajapati
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4 months ago
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Jayesh Vashishtha
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4 months ago
Dear student,
 
Intermolecular force of attraction of chalk particles is weaker in respect to the intermolecular force of iron particles. This is the reason a chalk piece breaks into small particles by hammering but not iron pieces.Intermolecular force of attraction of chalk particles is weaker in respect to the intermolecular force of iron particles. This is the reason a chalk piece breaks into small particles by hammering but not iron pieces.
 
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