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 »

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 »

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 »

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 » Science Chemistry States of Matter

By definition, solids have a fixed volume. The atoms or molecules composing a solid are closely packed together and are stabilized by interatomic or intermolecular forces, making them resistant to further compression. More » Science Chemistry States of Matter

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 »

Gas is easier to compress than liquid because liquid must fit within a fixed volume, while gaseous molecules and atoms can spread out an infinite distance. The comparatively greater space available between gas molecules ... More »