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The state of matter called a solid does have a definite volume and shape. This is one of the properties that defines a solid. Some other properties pertaining to a solid are that the molecules within a solid are packed t... More »

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Solids have definite shapes and volumes because their atoms and molecules are held together firmly by the strong inter-molecular forces. At low temperatures, the kinetic energy in the solid is usually not enough to overc... More »

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Gases and plasmas have neither definite shapes nor definite volumes. They both expand to fill available space, and can be reshaped by their containers. Liquids have definite volume, while solids have both definite shape ... More »

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The state of matter with a fixed volume and shape is solid. The particles of which a solid is made are tightly packed and rigid. They do not move from place to place. More »

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Purdue University's Department of Chemistry defines "liquid" as a state of matter that flows, can change its shape, is not easily compressible and maintains a relatively fixed volume. Liquid is one of the four primary st... More »

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Fire is not a solid, a liquid or a gas because it is not a state of matter. Instead, it is a process of rapid oxidation in which heat and light are released. Fire can be used for both creative and destructive purposes. More »

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At room temperature, neon's state of matter is gas. It is a very rare, inert gaseous element that is found in the noble gases section in group 18 of the periodic table. Neon is represented by the element symbol Ne, and i... More »

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