# What is the name of the model used to Visualise the 3 states of matter?

## What is the name of the model used to Visualise the 3 states of matter?

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We are going to learn about a scientific model that can be used to describe how the particles in all three states behave. This model is called the particle model of matter and it will help us understand much more about the properties of solids, liquids and gases. Let’s get started!

What are the 3 characteristics that define solid liquid and gas?

There are three common states of matter:

• Solids – relatively rigid, definite volume and shape. In a solid, the atoms and molecules are attached to each other.
• Liquids – definite volume but able to change shape by flowing. In a liquid, the atoms and molecules are loosely bonded.
• Gases – no definite volume or shape.

### What are the 3 main points of the particle model of matter?

The particle model has four main tenets: All substances are made of particles. The particles are attracted to each other (some strongly, others weakly). The particles move around (have kinetic energy).

How does the particle model of matter describe solids liquids and gases?

Use the particle model of matter to explain why solids have a fixed shape, but gases fill the shape of the container they are in. Solids have a fixed shape as their particles are arranged in a regular, fixed arrangement and they have strong forces holding them together, so the shape of the solid remains fixed.

#### How are the particles arranged in solids liquids and gases?

Particles in a: gas are well separated with no regular arrangement. liquid are close together with no regular arrangement. solid are tightly packed, usually in a regular pattern.

Why do liquids and gases take the shape of the container?

The particles in solids are held rigidly in position and, therefore, are confined by their shape and volume. Liquids contain particles that have more energy and can slide past each other, which means they can take on the form of their container but have a confined volume.

## How do solids liquids and gases differ in shape and volume class 9th?

How do solids, liquids, and gases differ in shape and volume? Solids: Solids have a fixed shape and fixed volume. Liquids: Liquids do not have a fixed shape but have a fixed volume. Gases: Gases neither have a fixed shape nor a fixed volume.

How are solids and gases different in the amount of space between particles?

The particles in the solid are touching with very little space between them. The particles in a liquid usually are still touching but there are some spaces between them. The gas particles have big distances between them.

### How are the particles arrange in a liquid?

The particles in liquids are arranged in a random way, and are close together, touching many of their neighbours. There are some gaps, but liquids cannot usually be compressed or squashed. The particles of a liquid have enough energy to break free of some of the forces of attraction between the particles.

What is a liquids shape?

Liquids have the following characteristics: No definite shape (takes the shape of its container). Has definite volume.

#### What is the solid shape?

In Geometry, the shape or the figure that has three (even higher) dimensions, are known as solids or three-dimensional shapes. The study of the properties, volume and surface area of three-dimensional shapes is called Solid Geometry.