Kinetic Molecular Theory of Liquidsand Solids
•Liquids and solids have significant interactions.•Liquids and solids have well-defined volume.•Liquid molecules “flow,” while solids are held “rigid.”
A molecular comparison of gases, liquids, and solids.(b)In gases, the particles feel little attraction for one another and are free to move about randomly.(b) In liquids, the particles are held close together by attractiveforces but are free to move over one another.(c)In solids, the particles are rigidly held in an ordered arrangement.