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Properties of Solids, Liquids, and Gases

A solid has a definite and a shape. The particles in a solid are . Particles in a solid move by . solids soften before melting. The particles in this type of solid are not arranged in regular pattern. Amorphous solids have a distinct melting point. Crystalline solids have a .

Liquids have no of their own. A liquid takes the shape of its container. Without a container liquids spread into a wide, shallow puddle. The of a liquid does not change. is a term used to describe a liquids resistance to flow. Some liquids flow easier than others because the particles in liquids with are spread further apart.

Gases can change very easily. The determines the volume and shape of a gas. The movement of gas particles could be described as .

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