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Is air an example of matter?
But, like solids and liquids, air is matter. It has weight (more than we might imagine), it takes up space, and it is composed of particles too small and too spread apart to see. Air, a mixture of gases, shares properties with water vapor, the gaseous form of water that is part of air.
What are the five characteristics of liquid?
- liquid have a fixed volume but no fixed shape.
- liquids can be compressed. large pressure is required to compress them.
- liquids have lesser densities than solids.
- intermolecular forces of attraction is weaker than solids.
- they have considerable space between the particles.
What are special properties of liquid?
Characteristics of Liquids Liquids have definite volume, but indefinite shape. They are free to form droplets and puddles when they are not inside a container. When a liquid is inside a container, it will take its shape. Unlike gases, a liquid will not change its volume to spread out and completely fill a container.
Why do Liquids change shape?
The forces between liquid particles are weaker than the forces between solid particles. This means that liquid particles are further apart and can move about more easily. Since the particles can move, the liquid can flow and take the shape of its container.
What is the thickest liquid on Earth?
We’re home to the famous Pitch Drop experiment, which holds the Guinness World Record for the longest-running laboratory experiment. The experiment demonstrates the fluidity and high viscosity of pitch, a derivative of tar that is the world’s thickest known fluid and was once used for waterproofing boats.
Does honey have high viscosity?
A fluid that is highly viscous has a high resistance (like having more friction) and flows slower than a low-viscosity fluid. Honey would move slower than water, so honey would have a greater viscosity.