Physics

Question

Which statement best describes the atoms in a solid?

They are held together by strong attractions.
They slide past each other.
They are located far apart.
They spread to fill available space.

2 Answer

  • The correct answer for this question is this one: "They are held together by strong attractions."

    The statement that best describes the atoms in a solid is that they are held together by strong attractions.

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  • The correct answer is

    They are held together by strong attractions.

    In a solid, in fact, the atoms/molecules are held together by atomic/molecular bonds, which are very strong, so that the atoms cannot move apart, but they can only vibrate around their position.

    Instead, in liquids, atoms and molecules can slide past each other, but they are still close because there are still weak intermolecular forces acting between them. On the contrary, in gas, atoms are located very far apart and are free to move.

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