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Solids are defined as substances that retain their shape, even when they are not confined. Substances usually assume the solid state of being at lower temperatures than they do when they are liquids, gases or plasmas. More »

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A solid is scientifically defined as having structural rigidity and particles arranged with a relatively stable shape and a relatively stable volume. Unlike other states of matter, solids do not expand to take on the sha... More »

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An irregular solid is defined as a three-dimensional solid object that does not have an normal shape, such as a sphere, cube or pyramid. Irregular solids have many sides of differing lengths. More »

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An irregular solid is defined as a three-dimensional solid object that does not have an normal shape, such as a sphere, cube or pyramid. Irregular solids have many sides of differing lengths. More »

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An isotonic solution is made up of two or more substances and has the same concentration as the blood or cells in the body. An isotonic solution has a solvent inside as well as a solute. Isotonic solutions also have the ... More »

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