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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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Solids maintain a definite shape and volume because their atoms are tightly bound to each other. Solids can be crystalline or amorphous. In crystalline solids, such as ice and metal, atoms are arranged in a regular geome... 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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