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Please give the general characteristics of solids?

Please give the general characteristics of solids?

Grade:Upto college level

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12 years ago

General characteristics of solids

 

 

 

·         Solids have fixed mass, shape and volume.

 

·         There is least intermolecular space in solids as compared to liquids and gases.

 

·         There is strong intermolecular forces of attraction between particles in solids.

 

·         The particles cannot flow in solid state but can flow in molten state.

 

·         The constituting particles have fixed position. They can oscilate only above and below their mean positions i.e., they have only translational motions.

 

·         They are rigid.

 

·         They cannot be compressed except foam, rubber, sponge etc.

 

·         Most of them have high melting and boiling points.

 

·         They have higher density than liquids and gases.

·         Their thermal energy is low.

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