Kinetic Theory

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  • Kinetic Theory
    • Solid
      • Particles are close together
      • The Particles vibrate in a fixed position
      • this is a particle diagram of a solid.
      • They have a fixed place and cannot flow because the particles cannot move from place to place.
      • They cannot be squashed or compressed.
    • Liquid
      • The particles are close together in a random formation.
      • The particles move around each other.
      • This is a particle diagram of a liquid.
      • They flow and take the shape of their container because the particles can move around each other.
      • They cannot be compressed or squashed because the particles are close together and have no where to move to.
    • Gas
      • The particles are far apart and random.
      • They move quickly in any direction.
      • This is the particle diagram.
      • They flow and completely fill their container because the particles can move quickly in all directions.
      • They can be compressed or squashed because the particles are far apart and have space to move into.

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