STATES OF MATTER
If a solid is put into containers of different shapes, the solid does not take the
shape of the containers.This shows that solid has fixed shape.Solid can be
weighed using a triple beam balance. This shows that solid has mass.
The size of a solid cannot be changed if you squeeze it. You cannot squeeze a big
solid into a small container.This shows that solid has fixed volume.When water is
poured into various containers of different shapes, it will take up the shape of the
containers.This shows that liquid does not have fixed shape.
Most gases cannot be seen.They occupy space and have mass.An inflated balloon
shows that air occupies space.Gas has no fixed shape.The shape of gas depends on
the shape of the container.
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